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.
- Late Claims
The late claims process is now open for nursery funding. Please contact the Information Support Team on 01962 847070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your setting details and the child’s name and date of birth. Childminders – please contact the NCMA for these.
- Improving Outcomes for Children Grant 2012
This is a targeted grant and will be available for two key purposes…
- Young Children’s Community Support Grant (YCCSG)
This is a new grant stream which will be co-ordinated through the corporate grant process and managed through SfYC.
- SfYC Funding Workshop Event
If you are a voluntary or charitable group, don’t forget to book your places on our funding seminar on the 27 November. Details were announced at the end of last month but here they are again.
- Hampshire Safeguarding
Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board information and details on the new website.
- New Government Website
The DirectGov website has been replaced and information on the best place to find Government services and information online can be found here.
- Parent Champions
Let families know about the ‘Parent Champions’ pilots in Fareham and Havant
- Financial Help for Families
Help families keep up to date about financial assistance that is available. Download our ‘Financial Help Factsheets’
- Childcare and Family Information Team Customer Enquiries
Still not sure what the Childcare and Family Information Team do? Check out our latest ‘Customer Enquiries 2011/12’
- Changes to the National Minimum Wage Rates
Are you up to date?
- Workforce Development News
Do you have a full and relevant Level 3 qualification in Early Years?
If not, take advantage of a January 2013 start and current levels of bursary funding. Click for further information.
- New Online Training Supporting 0-2 year olds in the EYFS
The aim of this new online course is to further develop your knowledge and understanding of high-quality provision for babies and toddlers, 0-2 years.
The course is designed in line with the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2012. For full details please click on the following link:
- New Online Training Supporting 2 year olds in the EYFS
This new online course shares information about the Government’s plans to introduce a new targeted entitlement for two year olds to access free early education. It also includes underpinning knowledge to support young children’s learning and development including the key person approach, the importance of play and how to implement the revised EYFS looking at the three prime areas of learning, the characteristics of effective learning and Development Matters statements. The final part of the course looks at the new progress check and how practitioners can carry these out effectively. For full details please click on the following link:
- Training Opportunities
Information on training courses so far