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Networks, Meetings & Events

EYFS Network Groups are free to attend and are open to a representative from all settings and schools with EYFS provision in Buckinghamshire.

The Out of School Conference is a bespoke conference specifically for the Out of School sector. The Conference is taking place on Saturday 9th November 2019, 9.15am (networking), for a 9.30am start, to 3.30pm. It will take place at Buckinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Aylesbury.

Full details for booking on to the event can be found on the Out of School Conference Flyer.

This term we held six Early Years SENCO Briefings, instead of our Autumn Term EY SENCO Liaison groups. Thank you to the 182 SENCOs that attended the briefings.   See below for the Briefing presentation which has been updated to reflect some of the discussions and questions from the sessions.      

Autumn 2019 EY SENCO Briefings

EYFS Network meetings for Childminders (formerly Pathway to Excellence Network meetings)

These sessions will give childminders the chance to network and explore what Ofsted Inspections will look like under the new Education Inspection Framework:- focus on language development and interactions with children and how this links to the new EIF, discuss safeguarding updates and receive local and national EYFS news. 

Please log onto the CPD website via the link below and search for EYFS 19/0049 or EYFS 19/0050.

Click here to book.

All settings have a named key contact so please ensure you know who to contact:


Sharon Bell -North 

Denise Evans – North

Lydia Searles - North

Joe Cook – South

Sarah Fisher - South

Jane Jeffery - South

Tanya Page – South

Nathalie Furlong - Central

Emily Perrin - Central

Christine Sansbury – Central


If in doubt please contact Business Support on 01296 387111


The team are available for home support visits to support with pre-registration inspection, Ofsted inspections and joining the directory to become a funded provider.


As a childminder you have the responsibility of meeting the needs of the children you care for without the need for a SENCO. There will be time when you may want to ask for additional advice. The SEND and Inclusion section of the Early Years Website has lots of information and useful links to other websites, such as the Integrated Therapies service (Speech and Language, Occupation Therapy, and Physio therapy) which will be useful when deciding how best to support children with additional needs. They all contain advice and information on key strategies to use.

Your Key Contact would be also be able to support with next steps and information.

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