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.
Childcare sufficiency assessment
The Council is undertaking 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 have 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 currently going through the Council's executive reporting structure and will be published in April 2014.
Achieving the two year old offer – FREE information roadshows in the North West for 2014!
Two information roadshows are planned for the north west in FEBRUARY aimed at childcare providers, childminders and schools on:
Monday, 3rd February in Manchester and Thursday, 13th February in Liverpool (sessions to be held afternoon and evening)
The roadshows will provide information and advice for early years providers and local authorities to support the creation of sufficient quality places for the least advantaged children from September 2014. The aims are to provide:-
ideas about creation of places for eligible two year olds guidance on how to work with the local authority to become a provider examples from other group providers, schools and childminders
Click here to view the attached document for more information and to download the booking form. All enquiries to Julie Crookes at Hempsalls on 0844 824 3038 or email@example.com.
Good Practice in Information Sharing in the Foundation Years
The Department for Education and the Department for Health have published : ‘Good Practice in Information Sharing in the Foundation Years’ The information is available to view on The Foundation website - www.foundationyears.org.uk
Working with Vulnerable Families
New NDNA publication for childcare providers
Working with Vulnerable Families provides information on what makes a family vulnerable and on the ways that childcare providers can offer support.
This publication illustrates just how important early intervention is for future achievement and why the government has been right to invest in better quality provision for younger children.
In particular, the publication encourages childcare practitioners to reflect on how they can support vulnerable families through the use of case studies and suggested activities.
Key sections of the book include:
To order you copy contact NDNA on:
Switchboard: 01484 40 70 70 ext 228
Fax: 01484 40 70 60