Early Years

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The UK Safer Internet Centre has announced that the theme for Safer Internet Day on 8 February 2022 is ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’. The day aims to celebrate young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.

Further information can be found here UK theme for Safer Internet Day 2022 announced | Safer Internet Centre

DfE has published a new guide for parents, produced by Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre. What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage (formerly ‘What to expect when’) guides parents through what to expect with their child’s development. It aligns with the new Development Matters to help practitioners engage with parents about their child’s development

DfE has also published a new guide produced by Pen Green Children’s Centre, 'A Celebratory Approach to Working with Children with SEND – Giving additional support in the Early Years' (formerly 'A Celebratory Approach to SEND assessment in the Early Years') to help practitioners who may be supporting children who require additional help or children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.   

Careers in Childcare sessions offered by PACEY A series of virtual information sessions aimed at parents and JCP claimants now available, see attached flyer for more details. Pacey is working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and MITEY (men in the early years) to promote careers in childcare. Information sessions are held via Microsoft Teams and open to anyone interested in finding out more about the range of job roles available, the skills and attributes needed, the likely set up costs, required training and where to go for further information. How to book: Send the referred person’s name, email address and preferred date to support@pacey.org.uk to receive an email advising them how to join. Available 12th December 2021

Careers in Childcare sessions - PACEY

From September 2021, all early years providers must follow the new early years foundation stage (EYFS) frameworkThe key aims of the reforms are to:

  • improve child outcomes at age 5, particularly in early language and literacy, especially for disadvantaged children; and
  • reduce workload, such as unnecessary paperwork, so that practitioners can spend more time interacting with the children in their care.

Resources to help promote vaccine uptake within early years settings. Public Health England have a library of resources online which includes posters, social media assets, video content and much more. All of the resources are free to download and can be accessed through the following link: Resources - Coronavirus Resource centre (phe.gov.uk).

Additional Early Years Q&A document Contact Tracing From Step 4 Onwards.

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The Pre-School is currently in operation running from a local village Hall, which is owned by Little Marlow Parish Council. The council are keen for a community group to continue to run from the hall.

The hall consists of one large room with a small kitchen, two toilets and one accessible toilet. 

There is a large enclosed outdoor garden which the Pre-School developed through fundraising and securing a grant to purchase the fencing surrounding the hall.

There is amble storage for the all the Pre-School equipment both inside and outside.

The Pre-School is a pack away sessional setting, currently operating with the children from 9am until 3pm Monday to Friday (Thursdays are 9-12 as the hall is used in the afternoon by one of the Bridge groups) During term times.

The Preschool is currently registered with Ofsted to care for up to 26 children at any one time.

The Pre-School currently employs four members of staff. All of which are qualified to at least a level 3 and all individually have a minimum of 10 years experience.

For more information contact

Angela Gregg

angela@abbotsbrookpreschool.co.uk

3 nurseries based in the High Wycombe area Currently operating term time only but with opportunity to expand to full day care (subject to Landlord and planning approval)

Interested parties should email their contact information which will be passed onto the current management.

Please send your name and contact number to earlyyears@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

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