Hampshire County Council is asking for the views of service users, other stakeholders and members of the public, on a proposed new Family Support Service for families with children aged 0–19 years (or up to age 25 for young adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities).
Welcome to the SfYC blog. 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.
- EYE Funding
The In period claim form is now available for settings. Please use this form to claim for children not included on the autumn headcount form who have either not claimed elsewhere this term or have claimed outside of Hampshire. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/childcare/providers/eye-eysff/eye-scheme.htmsection473437-3
- Childminding News – November
The latest childminding news from PACEY.
- DBS News from Children’s Links
Ofsted have introduced a mandate from 1 September that all childminders (and those associated with their application) MUST join the update service and give consent to Ofsted re-checking the status of their DBS certificate at least every six months. Please click for further information.
- Charity news from Children’s Links
The Charity Commission has announced changes to the annual return, the tool it uses to hold charities accountable to the public. Please click for further information.
- Safeguarding news from Children’s Links
Safe network new web pages launched.
- Waiting to upload your Local Offer onto the Local Offer website?
Local offer request a login page details.
- 2 Year Old Funding
Information on the latest criteria
- Ofsted Updates
The latest updates from Ofsted
- Ofsted Consultation – New Framework
This consultation on proposals for a new framework for the inspection of schools, further education and skills providers and registered early years settings ends on 5 December. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/better-inspection-for-all-consultation-proposals-for-new-framework-for-inspection-of-schools-further
- Ofsted Consultation – Outcome Statistics
Publications of statistics on early years providers and places and inspection outcomes.
- Workplace Pension Update
Providers’ responsibilities to comply with the change in pension law.
- National Prospectus Grant Programme 2015-16
The Department for Education has published a National Prospectus for a grants programme for 2015-16. Please click for further details.
- Ebola Advice and Risk Assessment for Settings