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Safeguarding information

Date: 09.05.2014
Revised Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage - to be implemented September 2014
The DfE have published the revised version of the Early Years  Statutory Framework  which is effective from September 2014

 Date: 17.04.2014  
Information for nursery and primary schools re upcoming FREE events on delivering the two year old offer
The Family and Childcare Trust are holding a series of events for local authorities and schools in regard to delivering a quality two year old offer together for eligible children.
The events will cover the following topics:
  • Models of delivery for the offer
  • Tailoring learning to the two year old developmental stage
  • Gains for schools delivering the two year old offer
  • Supporting schools to deliver the offer
  • Physical environment for two year olds
Click here to view the attached flier for more information and for a list of dates.
To book a place contact the Family and Childcare Trust at or contact them direct on telephone number 020 7940 7510.

Date: 02.04.2014  
Childcare sufficiency assessment
The Council has undertaken it's third Childcare Sufficiency Assessment which looks at the childcare market in the borough. In order to help us gain an overall picture, we gathered the views of (1) parents and carers who access childcare (2) employers in the borough and (3) current active childcare providers. 
The report is now available to download from the Business page - click here to be re-directed.
If you have any queries or concerns please contact the early years business team on

Date: 27.02.2014
Child Accident Prevention Trust (updates at Feb 2014)
CAPT have launched a new campaign to help increase awareness and reduce the number of injuries to children from hair straighteners. They have also provided advice and guidance for the safe use of baby slings.
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