SfYC Business Email accounts, Ofsted update, new EYFS & Lending library

SfYC Business Email Accounts – have you activated yours?  This is a FREE email account supplied to you by the Local Authority for all settings in Hampshire.  It is in use now and if you haven’t yet activated it you will be missing out on important information relating to your childminding business.  You could be missing out on enquiries from potential new parents!  To activate your account please contact your HCC Local Office click here for contact details.

Ofsted update – Ofsted have published a good practice guide to school readiness, an important hot topic at the moment, click here to download.

Revised EYFS – the anticipated revised EYFS, effective from September 2014 has been published, for more details on the changes and to download a copy click here.  We will be issuing more information before September regarding the changes.

Lending Library in Rushmoor – a specialist service supporting children with additional needs or those who need some extra support, for more details of what resources you can loan, when and where the service is available please open the link: Lending Library Rushmoor

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EYE Update and Inspiring You Conference update

Important news for EYE providing childminders. Soon you will receive an email to your business email account outlining the changes to your EYSFF rate, for claiming for 3 and 4 yr old children, effective from 1/4/14 as discussed in this term’s EYE provider briefings. Please remember to check that email account to access your communication, so that you understand what your rate will be after 1/4/14. There is no change to the rate for 2 year olds which remains £5.07 for all children who are eligible and is the same for all providers.

Inspiring You Inclusion Conference.   Click the link to read the conference notes, this will be of interest to our Short Breaks carers, EYE providers and anyone caring for children with disabilities. Inspiring You Inclusion Conference Notes If you have questions relating to this document please email the Short Breaks team on hants.shortbreaks@pacey.org.uk 

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NEWS Updates

We have updated our NEWS page with the following articles:

  • Automatic de-registration by Ofsted - read more and act now to ensure this doesn’t happen to you.
  • Keeping Records – how long to keep Early Years Education funding records.
  • Corrulute – a new musical instrument children can make themselves.

Click here to read more.

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Inspiration Page Updates

We have updated our Inspiration! Page with a wonderful example of mark making made really fun and different to engage children, click here to view, don’t miss the additional info and more photos link ‘mark making made fun’.

We have also updated our Just Add Children! page with another set of inspiration ideas for you to try in your settings. Click here to view.

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New Safeguarding Parents Poster and TAX support

SfYC have published a revised Safeguarding Parents Poster, this revised version has a yellow banner at the top. We advise you share this poster with parents either by displaying it or keeping it in an accessible parent info file.  Click this link to download and print: Safeguarding Poster For Parents Jan 14  (click back button to return to this page).

Do you need any help with your Self-Assessment TAX return?   HMRC have the following help (all links will open in a new window):

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