Lisa Butcher from Eastleigh has been featured in the PACEY magazine. The article looks into Lisa’s fantastic work as a Quality Assured childminder and Foster parent, click the link to read the whole article: Combining Careers PACEY article.
The Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust are holding an Environmental Activities Day on Saturday 15th June in Bursledon. This event is free to attend, click the link for more details: Wildlife Trust Event.
Services for Young Children are running a Leading Foundation Stage Practitioners (LFSP) Exhibition to share good practice in the Early Years. The event is running on Wednesday 12th June from 3-7 (drop in) in Farnborough. For more details LFSP Exhibition Flyer June 13.
We have now started a new financial year and it is time to renew your Services for Young Children Training Subscription. Click here for details of how to join / renew.
SfYC have updated their training pages with the dates for courses running this Summer Term, click here to view. There are a number of new on-line courses to look out for including Health & Safety and Supporting 2 & 0-2 year olds in the EYFS.
Today the NCMA (National Childminding Association) becomes the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).
Our role in supporting registered childminders in Hampshire is unchanged. For our team’s contact details click here. For more details about PACEY and our mission to offer professional support to all Childcare and Early Years workers click the link to go to the PACEY website.
PACEY represents you at local partnership meetings with Services for Young Children every term. These meetings are covering subjects such as Birth to Three, the new 2 year old progress check, Safeguarding support and responsibilities, SENco services and OFSTED updates. We have collated some useful information from the recent meetings, please click the following link for more details: Local Partnership Mtgs Update Jan 13
We have updated our news page with a helpful guide to supporting children with continence plus links to the latest OFSTED guidance documents and factsheets. Click the link to go to our NEWS page.
Advice on blocking unwanted emails from your business email account and guidance on how to report infectious diseases. Click here to read more on our news page.
Some of you may have received a letter from OFSTED regarding ‘notice to remove’. In this letter it explains that OFSTED intend to remove the number of children you can care for from your registration certificate and they will be issuing you with a new certificate in 14 days. Please do not be alarmed about this letter.
From September 1st 2012 the process of variations to the legal limit of ages of children you can care for was changed. Now all registered settings must comply with the EYFS. This does not mean you cannot care for more than 3 early years aged children but your new certificate will not display this information, you will have to follow the advice from OFSTED. If you wish to vary the ages of children you care for please go to our Variations Advice page.
If you had a variation in place prior to 1st Sept’12 this will no longer be written on your certificate so our advice is you keep your old certificate as evidence that it was pre-existing, there is no requirement, in this scenario, for you to risk assess and approach parents until the original conditions of the variations come to an end.
We recently sent an update regarding the revised OFSTED SEF however our link was incorrect, you can only access the new SEF from the OFSTED ONLINE website (not the main OFSTED website). Click here for more details and the correct link. Our apologies to everyone who has been struggling to find it, and thank you to Sarah Ray for updating us on this.
Go to our NEWS page for details of the new Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens Board website / Advice from a Hampshire childminder around supporting children with speech and language concerns.