January 2024 - New childcare offer for eligible working parents of 2 year olds

We are aware that some parents are experiencing difficulties with the application process for the new 2 year old funding offer, please do signpost them to HMRC Childcare Service helpline on 0300 123 4097 who will be able to advise.

Information can also be accessed through the Childcare Choices  website. As a Local Authority we have no authority on this process and currently have no additional information to that which has been published on Childcare Choices.

Early Years

Incidents and Accidents

Incidents and Accidents

Notifications of Incidents

As part of the EYFS childcare providers must notify Ofsted and of any serious accident, illness or injury to, or death of any child while in their care and of the action taken. Notifications to Ofsted need to be made as soon as reasonably possible but must be reported within a 14-day window of the incident occurring. Full details regarding health can be found in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from section 3.45

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Notify Ofsted of an accident or incident

How to report Notifications of infectious diseases

Preventing Unintentional Injuries 

Public health England has published a useful guide for childcare providers working with children under 5 years old


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