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  • Inclusion Audit
    How do we know we are being Inclusive? In order to fully understand about our practice we need to reflect on our own practice and on looking at our environment to ensure it promotes the inclusion of all children.
  • Teacher and Learning Audit
    Teaching and Learning Quality Audit has been designed as an optional tool for Private, Voluntary, Community and Independent Childcare provisions working with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014).

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  • Early Years
  • EYFS
    The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a statutory framework that all early years providers work within. this section will support settings with useful documents and information.
  • Early Years Foundation Stage 2014
    The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014
  • Learning And Development
    The revised EYFS clarifies what providers must do in relation to working in partnership with parents/carers to promote learning and development of all children in their care and to ensure they are ready for school.
  • Welcome to Early Years
    The Early Years Team works within School Access and Learning as part of the Children and Adults Directorate.
  • About the Early Years Service:
    The Early Years Team sits within the School Access and Inclusion Department for the Children and Adults Directorate of Nottingham City Council. The work of the team supports early years settings, including day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders, foundation stage provision in schools, including independent schools, and out of school provision.
  • Early Learning Programme for 2 Year Olds
    Free early education for 2 year olds, known locally as the Early Learning Programme for 2 Year Olds, is a statutory entitlement for all eligible children.
  • Extended Entitlement (30 Hour Offer)
    30 Hours Funded Childcare for Working Parents of 3 and 4 year olds
  • Environmental Audits
    Continuous quality improvement should be part of daily practice for providers.
  • Education, Health and Care Plan

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  • Healthy Eating
    Guidance has been developed to help childcare practitioners provide healthy, balanced and nutritious food and drink for children and young people.

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  • Nottingham City Libraries
    Each of the 17 libraries across Nottingham City has a Children's Area with resources for all ages including picture books, learning to read books, gradually more demanding story books and information books at all levels for study and interest.

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  • Multi Agency Request Form
    A Multi Agency Request Form (MARF) has been developed for professionals to use when making a referral to Children and Families Direct.

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  • Early Years Pupil Premium
    The Early Years Pupil Premium for eligible three and four year olds was introduced on 1st April 2015.
  • Paediatric First Aid
     This course covers the twelve hour requirement of the EYFS framework. Valid for three years it is essential  training for practitioners working within the EYFS.  
  • Provider Support Framework
    The Provider Support Framework (PSF) identifies services available to early years and childcare settings in Nottingham from the Local Authority's (LA) Early Years team.
  • Project to Improve the Quality in the 2's Room
    Evaluation of the project focused on developing and improving the quality of provision for 2 year olds

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  • Safeguarding & Welfare Requirements Tool Kit
    The Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Tool Kit has been designed as an optional tool for Private, Voluntary, Community and Independent Childcare provisions working with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014).