Information for Providers
For Early Years and Childcare Providers
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
Since April 2008, the government has placed a statutory duty on
all local authorities to ensure that there is sufficient
childcare in their area. Find out more information
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Foundation the statutory framework for those working
with children up to 5 years of age.
Find out more information.
Environment Rating Scales
The Environment Rating Scales are internationally recognised
evidence-based quality improvement tools, specifically designed for
the childcare environment. Originally developed (with the exception
of ECERS-E) in America, the scales are now used internationally,
and they enable settings to evaluate their environment and
provision, and identify clear steps for development in order to
improve outcomes for children.
In response to feedback from providers, our
current strategy is to support settings with their own audits and
many practitioners and managers have attended co-audit
Find out about more resources to help you
prepare for your audit or use the scales in your setting.
In Worcestershire participation in
the ECERS or FCCERS project is one of the full range of Quality
Indicators (NEF Code of Practice 2010 and 2012) which supports
entitlement to Nursery Education Funding. For more
information refer to the WER (Worcestershire
EYQISP Rating) guidance (PDF 229 KB).
Worcestershire County Council provides free
early education places for all three and four year old
children within Worcestershire. Find out more information on Funding.
Find our more about the Inclusion,
Equality and Diversity teams, and helpful tools such as the
Infection Control Guidelines
Infection Control Guidelines for Early Years and Childcare (PDF
Information about Partnership
Out of School
Information for those providing childcare for school
aged children (PDF 38.6 KB)
Worcestershire Early Years Quality Improvement Support
Programme Guidance 2012/13
Years Quality Improvement Support Programme (EYQISP) Rating
(WER) Guidance (PDF 171 KB)
Ofsted inspects and
regulates services which care for children and young people, and
those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
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This page was last reviewed 23 April 2013 at 17:20.
The page is next due for review 20 October 2014.