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Early years news bulletins

Here you can find the latest version of the Education and Early Help Bulletin with a brief outline of what is contained in each bulletin.

Bulletin At a glance
Bulletin 199 - 16 September 2022 (PDF)
  • DfE update: A period of National Mourning 
  • Early Years Bulletin: Business Support 
  • Business Breakfasts 
  • Entrepreneurship Workshops at Malvern Library 
  • Business Support Drop-in Sessions 
  • Business Support: Energy Price Guarantee
  • Business Support: Employing Ukraine nationals
  • Early Years Bulletin: News from the Inclusion Team 
  • Early Years Bulletin: Training news 
  • Early Years Conference Update .
  • New booking system for training and conferences 
  • Safeguarding Training 
  • Off to a Flying Start across Worcestershire 
  • Early Years CPD – Exploring Children’s Musical Play 
Bulletin 198 - 2 September 2022 (PDF)
  • Early Years Conference 2022
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention
  • WCC adds Early Years Traineeships to its offer to help support the recruiting crisis
  • New Early Years Improvement Adviser Appointed
  • Early Years Stronger Practice Hubs
  • DfE Best Practice Network to Deliver Level 3 SENCO Training
  • DfE Consultation - Childcare Futures
  • DfE Funding Formula Consultation
  • Ofsted Early Years Inspection Handbook Update
  • Ofsted Big Conversation
  • Hempsall’s Online Early Years Conference
  • Worcestershire Childcare Search
  • Signs of Safety Partnership Training
  • Early Years and Childcare Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Introduction to the role
  • Family Front Door Referrals
  • Early Years Mailing List
  • Changes to the booking system: Update
  • Practice
  • Parent Partnerships
  • Listening to children
  • Building self-regulation skills
  • Foundation Years vodcast on mental health and wellbeing
  • EIF Early Years Library
  • Staring nursery and reception: wellbeing resources
Bulletin 197 - 10 August 2022 (PDF)
  • Protecting children outdoors
  • Protecting children indoors
  • Links to further advice and guidance
Bulletin 196 - 15 July 2022 (PDF)
  • Early Years Bulletin
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention
  • Worcestershire County Council adds Early Years Traineeships to its offer to help support the recruiting crisis
  • Ofsted Early Years Inspection Handbook Update
  • Significant events to notify Ofsted about
  • DfE Consultation- Childcare Futures
  • Worcestershire Provider Agreement – Reminder
  • DfE Funding Formula Consultation
  • Worcestershire Childcare Search
  • Financial support for childcare
  • Ofsted strategy 2022 - 2027
  • Looking after children during heatwaves
  • Practice
  • Early relationships as a foundation for early education
  • National Week of Play - Saving the planet through stories
  • Sensory food education
  • Public perceptions of early childhood development
  • Try a 10-minute shake-up
  • A guide to share with parents
  • Improve your occupancy
Bulletin 195 - 1 July 2022 (PDF)
  • National Day Nurseries Association Awards
  • DfE Updates
  • Become an Ambassador for Early Years Children Looked After
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention
  • GET SAFE Training
  • Holding a Team Around the Family (TAF)
  • Inclusion Supplement Applications – Autumn Term
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways
  • Streamlined Organisations: Lessons from the Private Sector
  • Early Years Alliance launches its #WeAreEducators campaign
  • Supplies of disposable aprons available for settings
Bulletin 194 - 24 June 2022 (PDF)
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention
  • Early Years Professional Development Programme
  • GET SAFE Training
  • Inclusion Supplement Applications – Autumn Term
  • Monitoring Form for GR4 challenge and Exceptional funding
  • Holding a Team Around the Family (TAF)
  • NEF Provider Briefings
  • Nursery Education Funding for children arriving from Ukraine
  • Worcestershire Provider Agreement
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways
  • Early Years Alliance launches its #WeAreEducators campaign
  • Practice
Bulletin 193 - 17 June 2022 (PDF)
  • Area SENCo, Deb Carter is retiring
  • Early Years Professional Development Programm
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention
  • Early Years Community Hub
  • Early Years Safeguarding Conference
  • GET SAFE Training
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Holding a Team Around the Family (TAF)
  • Preparing for Inspection
  • Inclusion Funding workshop
  • Effective individual provision map (IPM) writing  
  • Inclusion Supplement Applications – Autumn Term  
  • Monitoring Form for GR4 challenge and Exceptional funding  
  • NEF Provider Briefing  
  • Non-Attendance of Training  
  • The Supervised Toothbrushing Programme - Run by the Smile Squad  
  • Baby Bundles  
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways  
  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Curriculum Roadshows  
  • Practice 
Bulletin 192 - 10 June 2022 (PDF)
  • Area SENCo, Deb Carter is retiring
  • Inclusion Supplement Applications - Autumn Term 
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention 
  • Monitoring Form for GR4 challenge and Exceptional funding 
  • Emergency planning and response for education and childcare settings 
  • The Hive Celebration Day: Saturday 2 July 2022
  • Early Years Community Hub
  • Early Years Safeguarding Conference
  • Safeguarding Training 
  • Preparing for Inspection
  • Inclusion Funding workshop
  • Effective individual provision map (IPM) writing
  • NEF Provider Briefing
  • The Supervised Toothbrushing Programme - Run by the Smile Squad 
  • Baby Bundles 
  • Learning Language and Loving It
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways
  • Animateys
  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Curriculum Roadshows
  • Early Excellence Webinars 
  • Practice 
  • Anna Freud Free Webinars
  • Launch of the National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership 
Bulletin 191 - 27 May 2022 (PDF)
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention 
  • Early Years Safeguarding Conference
  • Preparing for Inspection
  • Early Years Leaders, Managers and Childminders Update Forum
  • Safeguarding in Early Years and Childcare for Practitioners
  • NEF Provider Briefing
  • Animateys
  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Curriculum Roadshows
  • Early Excellence Webinars
  • Practice
Bulletin 190 - 20 May 2022 (PDF)
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention 
  • Early Years Safeguarding Conference
  • Learning Language and Loving It - The Hanen Program for Early Childhood Educators
  • Early Years Leaders, Managers and Childminders Update Forum
  • Safeguarding in Early Years and Childcare for Practitioners
  • NEF Provider Briefing
  • Animateys
  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Curriculum Roadshows
  • Early Excellence Webinars
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Guidance on the progress check at age two
  • A message from the DfE on staff:child ratios
  • Practice
Bulletin 189 - 13 May 2022 (PDF)
  • Learning Language and Loving It - The Hanen Program for Early Childhood Educators
  • Increase in acute hepatitis (liver inflammation) cases in children
  • Worcestershire SEND Accelerated Progress Plan 
  • Preparing for Inspection – childminder specific
  • Early Years leaders, Managers and Childminders update forum
  • SENCo forum / clusters
  • SEND Childminder Cluster 
  • Inclusion Funding workshop 
  • Early years and childcare designated safeguarding lead (DSL) training 
  • Animateys Storytelling Training- Latest Update 
  • Early Excellence Webinars
  • Guidance on the progress check at age two
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways
  • ACAS Update
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention
  • Practice 
Bulletin 188 - 5 May 2022 (PDF)
  • Recruitment and Retention survey
Bulletin 187 - 29 April 2022 (PDF)
  • Ofsted Big Conversation
  • Homes for Ukraine Scheme - Guidance for Childminders
  • Planning and dealing with emergencies
  • Ofsted publishes updated guidance for providers on the Childcare Register
  • Increase in scarlet fever and chickenpox incidence and outbreaks in England
  • Worcestershire Local Outbreak Team - New Operational Hours
  • SEND Parent / Carer Event for Early Years
  • Learning Language and Loving It - The Hanen Program for Early Childhood Educators
  • An Introduction to Birth to 5 Matters
  • Preparing for Inspection – more dates added
  • Free speech, language and communication resources
  • Early Years leaders, Managers and Childminders Update Forum
  • SENCo Forum / Clusters
  • Animateys Storytelling Training - Latest Update
  • Early Excellence Webinars
  • Amending email addresses on CPD: my staff list functionality
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways
  • Qualities of an Early Years Leader & Manager
  • Importance of Leadership & Management in an Early Years Setting
  • Impact of a Leader and a Manager in an Early Years Setting
  • Early Years Recruitment and Retention
  • Practice
  • Parent views of the two-year old progress check in the EYFS
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equality...What this means to me
  • Building relationships with families in home-nursery and childminding settings
  • SEND assessment in the EYFS
Bulletin 186 - 8 April 2022 (PDF)
  • NEF Childminder Briefing
  • NEF Provider Briefing
  • An Introduction to Birth to 5 Matters
  • Preparing for Inspection – more dates added
  • Early Years Prevent and British values
  • Storytelling Training: Group Workshop and Childminder version!
  • Early Excellence Webinars
  • SENCo forum / clusters
  • Individual risk assessments and health care plans for children with SEND within early years
  • Effective early identification for SEND
  • SEND Childminder Cluster
  • Effective individual provision map (IPM) writing
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour Management
  • Training for new SENCos
  • How to write support plans workshop 
  • Early Years Inclusion Funding workshop
  • Reducing Parental Conflict (Harmony at home)
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways
  • Government Guidance
Bulletin 185 - 1 April 2022 (PDF)
  • Free Storytelling Training Has Arrived!
  • Early Excellence Webinars 
  • An Introduction to Birth to 5 Matters
  • Individual risk assessments and health care plans for children with SEND within early years
  • Effective early identification for SEND
  • SENCo forum / clusters
  • SEND Childminder Cluster
  • Effective individual provision map (IPM) writing
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour Management
  • Training for new SENCo’s
  • How to write support plans workshop 
  • Early Years Inclusion Funding workshop
  • Reducing Parental Conflict (Harmony at home)
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways
Bulletin 184 - 25 March 2022 (PDF)
  • 2022-23 Education Service Directory out now
  • Free Storytelling Training Has Arrived!
  • Early Excellence Webinars
  • Down Syndrome Training
  • SENCo forum / clusters
  • SEND Childminder Cluster
  • Effective individual provision map (IPM) writing
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour Management
  • How to write support plans workshop 
  • Reducing Parental Conflict (Harmony at home)
  • An Introduction to Birth to 5 Matters
  • New Vodcast on Ofsted Inspections and the New EYFS
  • The Big Toddle
  • FREE EY Training offer – Applying Play Therapy to the Real World
Bulletin 183 - 18 March 2022 (PDF)
  • Free Storytelling Training Has Arrived!
  • Early Excellence Webinars
  • Down Syndrome Training
  • FREE WEBINAR for Worcestershire Nursery practitioners and Childminders
  • Early Education Spring Festival
  • FREE EY Training Offer - Applying Play Therapy to the Real World
  • New Vodcast on Ofsted Inspections and the New EYFS
  • The Big Toddle
  • Toddle Together
  • Talking to Children and Young People About War
  • Bereavement Guidance for Early Years
Bulletin 182 - 11 March 2022 (PDF)
  • Free Storytelling Training Has Arrived!
  • Early Excellence Webinars 
  • Early Years Training Directory
  • Virtual course joining instructions
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Update Forum
  • Preparing for Inspection 
  • SEND Childminder Cluster
  • Early Years Inclusion Funding Webinar for parents, carers, SENCOs and Childminders
  • Early Years Inclusion Training April 2022 to March 2023 
  • Safeguarding Training for April 2022 to March 2023 
  • FREE WEBINAR for Worcestershire Nursery practitioners and Childminders
  • Communication Champion Training
  • Tax-Free Childcare
  • Early Years COVID-19 recovery experts and mentor programme
  • Exemplification materials for schools
  • Early Education Spring Festival
  • Family support for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) families
  • Early Childhood Maths Group.
  • Bereavement Guidance for Early Years
Bulletin 181 - 4 March 2022 (PDF)
  • Covid Guidance 
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Update Forum
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (DSL Forums)
  • Preparing for Inspection
  • Free Storytelling Training Has Arrived!
  • SEND Childminder Cluster
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • Early Years Inclusion Funding Webinar for parents, carers, SENCOs and Childminders
  • Early Years Inclusion Training April 2022 to March 2023
  • Safeguarding Training for April 2022 to March 2023
  • FREE WEBINAR for Worcestershire Nursery practitioners and Childminders
  • Communication Champion Training
  • Tax-Free Childcare
  • British Science Week
  • Mindfulness Activities for Early Years Children
  • Dual Language Booklist
  • Essential but Undervalued: Early Years Childcare & Education during COVID-19
  • Apply for a role in the early years COVID-19 recovery experts and mentor programme
  • Talking about tough topics
Bulletin 180 - 25 February 2022 (PDF)
  • Covid Update
  • Fabulous Free Storytelling Training
  • I'm ready for big school - are you ready for me?
  • Spud in the mud
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Update Forum
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (DSL Forums)
  • Preparing for Inspection
  • Early Years SENCo Cluster / Forums
  • Early Years Prevent and British values
  • Training for New SENCOs
  • SEND Childminder Cluster
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathway
  • Early Years Inclusion Funding Webinar for parents, carers, SENCOs and Childminders
  • Online Inclusion Funding Application Form - Summer Term 2022 Funding
  • Launch of Worcestershire Health and Wellbeing Strategy Consultation
  • SENDIASS Training Surveys
Bulletin 179 - 18 February 2022 (PDF)
  • Fabulous Free Storytelling Training
  • First Aid in Schools, Early Years and Colleges
  • I'm ready for big school - are you ready for me?
  • Spud in the mud
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Update Forum
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (DSL Forums)
  • Preparing for Inspection
  • Early Years SENCo Cluster / Forums 
  • Early Years Prevent and British values
  • Training for New SENCOs
  • SEND Childminder Cluster
  • Inclusion Funding workshop 
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathway 
  • Practice
  • Early Years Inclusion Funding Webinar for parents, carers, SENCOs and Childminders
  • On-Line Inclusion Funding Application Form - Summer Term 2022 Funding
  • Launch of Worcestershire Health and Wellbeing Strategy Consultation
  • SENDIASS Training Surveys
Bulletin 178 - 4 February 2022 (PDF)
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Update Forum 
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (DSL Forums)
  • Preparing for Inspection 
  • Early Years SENCo Cluster / Forums 
  • NEF Childminding registration briefing 
  • Early Years Prevent and British values 
  • Safeguarding training for Early Years sector 
  • Training for New SENCOs 
  • SEND Childminder Cluster 
  • Inclusion Funding workshop 
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathway
Bulletin 177 - 28 January 2022 (PDF)
  • Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Update Forum
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (DSL Forums)
  • Preparing for Inspection
  • Early Years SENCo Cluster / Forums
  • NEF Childminding registration briefing
  • Early Years Prevent and British values
  • Safeguarding training for Early Years sector
  • Invoicing and pricing
  • Updates from Training
  • Expectation of delegates who attend any virtual training course
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathway
  • Early Years Team Contact Details
Bulletin 176 - 21 January 2022 (PDF)
  • Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
  • Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings
  • Early Years Data Collection
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Update Forum
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (DSL Forums)
  • A special offer on our Early Years Inclusion courses
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • NEF Childminding registration briefing
  • Early Years SENCo Cluster / Forums
  • Reducing Parental Conflict (Harmony at Home)
  • 2 Year Integrated Check Survey
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Updates from Training
  • Expectation of delegates who attend any virtual training course
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathway
  • Early Years Team Contact Details
Bulletin 175 - 14 January 2022 (PDF)
  • Important Message from the DfE
  • Additional actions for childminders during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Update Forum
  • A special offer on our Early Years Inclusion courses
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • Updates from Training
  • Childminders SEND Network
  • Early Years SENCo Cluster / Forums
  • NEF Childminding registration briefing
  • Reducing Parental Conflict (Harmony at home)
  • Introduction of On-Line forms for Inclusion Supplement ‘Top Up’ Applications
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Reminder to childminders
  • Evaluations and Certificates
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathway
  • Practice
  • Early Years Team Contact Details
Bulletin 174 - 7 January 2022 (PDF)
  • DfE Covid Update for Early Years
  • Update on Covid Economic Support
  • Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or afterschool clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings
  • Protective measures for holiday or after school clubs and other out-of-school settings
  • A special offer on our Early Years Inclusion courses
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • Reducing Parental Conflict (Harmony at home)
  • Childminders SEND Network
  • Early Years SENCo Cluster / Forums
  • NEF Childminding registration briefing
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Reminder to childminders
  • Evaluations and Certificates
  • Primary and First School applications for children starting September 2022
  • Growing up in the COVID-19 pandemic: An evidence review of the impact of pandemic life on 
  • physical development in the early years
  • 10 Winter Activities
  • Early Years Team Contact Details
Bulletin 173 - 17 December 2021 (PDF)
  • Covid Update
  • Updated Guidance for Childminders
  • Nursery Education Funding 2022/23
  • A special offer on our Early Years Inclusion courses
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • Reducing Parental Conflict (Harmony at home)
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Primary and First School applications for children starting September 2022
  • Early Years Attendance Data
  • Changing Face of Early Childhood
  • Learn - Explore - Debate
Bulletin 172 - 10 December 2021 (PDF)
  • Nursery Education Funding 2022/23
  • Department for Education Updates
  • A special offer on our Early Years Inclusion courses
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • Reducing Parental Conflict (Harmony at home)
  • Changing Face of Early Childhood
  • Primary and First School applications for children starting September 2022
  • Learn - Explore - Debate
  • A Better Start
Bulletin 171 - 3 December 2021 (PDF)
  • Covid Update
  • Early years recovery
  • Sustainability & Climate Change draft strategy for education
  • A special offer on our Early Years Inclusion courses
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • Early Years Attendance Data
  • Primary and First School applications for children starting September 2022
  • Research
  • Thinking about 'truly inclusive' practice
  • Developing self-efficacy in early years
  • Leading and managing an early years setting
  • Mathematical musings
  • The wonder of woodwork in the early years
  • EIF report on impacts of COVID-19 on children's physical development in the early years
Bulletin 170 - 19 November 2021 (PDF)
  • A Special Offer on our Early Years Inclusion Courses
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • FREE Training on Transition – Early Years Practitioner WANTED
  • Action Learning Sets
Bulletin 169 - 12 November 2021 (PDF)
  • Preparing for Inspection for Leaders and Managers Courses Update
  • A Special Offer on our Early Years Inclusion Courses
  • Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
  • Autism Training
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (EY DSL Forum)
  • Study of Early Education and Development (SEED)
  • Early Education Use and Child Outcomes up to age 7
  • Early Education and Development: Alternative Quality Scales
  • Inclusion Funding Overview
  • Domestic Abuse Training
  • Using External Trainers
Bulletin 168 - 5 November 2021 (PDF)
  • Training Team Availability
  • Preparing for Inspection for Leaders and Managers
  • A Special Offer on our Early Years Inclusion Courses
  • Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads forum (EY DSL Forum)
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Forum
  • Autism Training
  • Covid-Related Closures
  • Study of Early Education and Development (SEED)
  • Early Education Use and Child Outcomes up to age 7
  • Early Education and Development: Alternative Quality Scales
  • Early Years Attendance Data
  • Wychavon Communication Champion Training
Bulletin 167 - 22 October 2021 (PDF)
  • Annual Safeguarding Self-Assessment for Early Years Settings and Childminders
  • Inclusion Courses – Buy one get one half price
  • Autism training
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Forum
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (EY DSL Forum)
  • Update to the contingency framework for education and childcare settings
  • Understanding Your Child - Solihull Approach
  • Childminding UK
  • Early Years Career Progression Pathways
  • Advice for staff on pregnancy and COVID vaccination
  • Winter infections resources for schools and nurseries Autumn 2021
Bulletin 166 - 15 October 2021 (PDF)
  • Annual Safeguarding Self-Assessment for Early Years Settings and Childminders
  • Inclusion Courses – Buy one get one half price
  • Paediatric First Aid Course
  • Early Years Leaders and Managers Forum
  • Early Years Safeguarding Leads Forum (EY DSL Forum)
  • Where Nature Meets Story
  • Primary and First School Applications for children starting school in September 2022
  • Consultation on changes to school system in Pershore launched
  • Understanding Your Child - Solihull Approach

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