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.
The Summer Headcount dates are Thursday 16 and 23 April with submission to SfYC by 1 May. All EYE providers will receive documentation regarding their paper or online claims in the week commencing 13 April and you should read this carefully. A copy of the Headcount letter can also be found at: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/childcare/providers/eye-eysff/eye-scheme.htm.
- Early Years Transition Information
In order to ensure continuity in learning and development for all children, Hampshire expects all settings to pass on specific information during any transition to a new setting or school. Please see the Transition Information document attached for more details.
- Parents / Carers – April Update
Shared parental leave, needing childcare to cover most or all of the summer holiday and Turn2us.
Men in Early Years Network and What to expect, when? (a parents’ guide).
- Early Years Pupil Premium Funding
Information for providers and parents.
- Commissioned Services Change
Frequently Asked Questions – Childminders and Group Settings
From 1 April 2015, Prospects Services are delivering the commissioned services that were previously contracted to PACEY and Children’s Links. While this new organisation sets up the service, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions from Childminder and Group settings which we hope will be helpful in the first few weeks of transition.
FAQs for members of PACEY and Children’s Links
- SEND Local Offer
From Monday 13 April until Sunday 26 April, maintenance will be carried out on the Hampshire Local Offer website in order to enhance the search functions for visitors to the site.
While this is happening, it will not be possible for service providers to log on to the site either to add a new Local Offer or to update existing ones.
If you have still not published an Offer for parents and carers on the Hampshire site, please see the SfYC dedicated web page for further information: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/childcare/parents/parents-sen/send-localoffer.htm
- SENCo Support Training
The training in Fareham and Gosport at Bridgemary on 12 May 2015 9:30-11:30am has now been changed to Haven Children’s Centre on 13 May, 9:30-11:30am.
- Pathway for Accessing Support
An overview on how to request additional support dependent on the level of needs of the child.
- Free e-Learning course
Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board have identified that the following free (non subscription) e-learning course on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) would be beneficial for early years practitioners to undertake.
- Change of Names
This is to alert you to the change of name for members of the SfYC team.