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

Early Years Forum

Early Years Forum

Early Years Forum is attended by Buckinghamshire Early Years Service and the Buckinghamshire Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, in addition to 50 members (agreed annually) that represent the sector and meet to discuss key issues each term. Members will be across PVI Managers/Owners, Committees, Childminders, Head Teachers and EYFS Governors across all geographic areas within Bucks.


The purpose of these meetings include –
- Preparing recommendations and reports for Schools Forum, receiving feedback from meetings.
- Discussion on key issues & regulation changes focusing on resolutions to improve outcomes/service delivery.
- Acting as a consultative body on the provision of support and improving quality and outcomes for children in the early years sector.
- Review Buckinghamshire’s EY data, setting key priorities and focus for improvement.

The next Early Years Forum: By Invitation only. 

To be confirmed

The Early Years Forum discusses recommendations which are taken to Schools Forum Schools Forum information and minutes

Previous Minutes:

Monday 8th January 2024 16:30-18:00

Minutes

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Monday 16th October 2023 

Minutes

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Monday 12th June 2023

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Monday 9th January 2023

Minutes

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November 2022

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June 2022

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January 2022

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September 2021

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Early Years Forum Presentation

May 2021

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Early Years Forum Presentation

January 2021

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December 2020

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Early Years Forum Presentation

October 2020

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Early Years Forum Presentation

January 2020

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Early Years Forum Presentation

 

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