Your April bulletin from SfYC

Welcome to the monthly bulletin from SfYC.

  • Quality Improvement Training
    We are very pleased to report that there has been an excellent take up for the new training subscription scheme and are able to confirm that, subject to minimum course numbers being reached, we expect all the Quality Improvement Training programme courses to run as planned. An email has be sent to all training scheme subscribers detailing when/how they can book their places – if you have not yet received this email, please contact us. If you have chosen not to join the new scheme, you can still attend the Quality Improvement Training programme courses by making a payment of £100 per person per course when booking. Details of how to book will be available on our web pages shortly.
  • New Opportunity to provide a Pre-School
    Opportunity to provide a new 30 place pre-school in Winchester.
    Please click for further details.
  • New Rates for Tax Credits 2014/2015
    HM Revenue and Customs have announced slight increases in the rates available for Working and Child Tax Credits. There is also a small rise for Child Benefit and Guardian Allowance rates: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/taxcredits.htm
  • Revised 4LSCB protocols
    Revised versions of the safeguarding protocols are now available
    Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board.
  • Hampshire Music Hub
    Please see details of a free event run by the Hampshire Music hub
    Celebrate the end of term.
  • New Publications
    Early Years Advisory Team Professional Options, new publications now available.
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Reforms
    Please see posters for details of the reforms
    SEND reform poster 1
    SEND reform poster 2
    SEND reform poster 3
  • Free HMRC webinars for Childminders in April
    HMRC is providing advice for Childminders. This is delivered through online presentations (webinars) that are pre-recorded or live. Feedback has shown that customers find these products very helpful. Please click for further information.
  • Childminder Agency Consultation
    The DfE has published a consultation seeking views on: the introduction of childminder agencies. The consultation will run until 22 May and can be accessed at: https://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetails&consultationId=1953&external=no&menu=1
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Training Subscription 14/15

Final reminder – the new subscription scheme purchase period closes at midnight on Sunday 23 March. Please ensure you have purchased any places you may require for staff training before the closure date.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
If you have staff that may need new or continued bursary award support for level 3 and/or Level 5/Level 6 study, you will need to purchase at least 1 place under the new scheme for them to be eligible to apply. Bursary applications will not be accepted from settings that are not part of the new scheme.

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Your March bulletin from SfYC

Welcome to the monthly bulletin from SfYC.
Apologies for the late posting of this bulletin. It is has come to our attention that readers are receiving inappropriate advertisements alongside postings and, as a consequence, SfYC will be using a new blog from April.  A link to the new blog will be available on our website and will be sent to all SfYC business email addresses.

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Training Subscription Scheme 14/15

In response to the comments we have received regarding the new training subscription scheme, we have extended the period in which a new training subscription can be purchased to midnight 23 March 2014.  This extended date is in order to coincide with the provider briefings where there will be a final opportunity to raise further questions before deciding the number of places you purchase.

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Late Claim Forms

The Spring 2014 late claim forms are now available on our website for those who claim EYE funding:
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/childcare/providers/eye-eysff/eye-scheme.htmsection473437-3
Alternatively, you can call us on 01962 847070 or email childcare@hants.gov.uk

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Training Subscription 2014/2015

Make sure you purchase your training places for 2014/15, as the payment period closes at midnight on Sunday 9th March. If you do not purchase your place before this date you will be charged £100 per course place.

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Your February bulletin from SfYC

Welcome to the monthly bulletin from SfYC.
Every month we will send you a bulletin full of links to useful information and updates. Please check during the month for more urgent news and updates.

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BSO Surgery dates for East Hampshire

Covering East Hants, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant and Rushmoor

Business surgeries will not be held at Mill Hill this term due to planned refurbishment work.
Havant settings requiring support can attend one of the dates at Woodcot primary School. Contact Colin.Skinner@hants.gov.uk for further details.

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Funded two year olds and Personal Education Plans (PEPs)

From January 2014, all looked-after children (LAC) (sometimes known as children in care – CiC) are required to have a Personal Education Plan (PEP).
Please click for further details.

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Your January bulletin from SfYC

Welcome to the monthly bulletin from SfYC.
Every month we will send you a bulletin full of links to useful information and updates. Please check during the month for more urgent news and updates.

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