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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 Inclusion, Education Services Department 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
  • CPD
    Updates on any new developments in training and qualifications to promote equality and inclusion.

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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
  • 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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  • PVCI Nurseries, Pre-schools , Childminders and OOSC Practitioners
    EYFS Statutory CPD Training courses, workshops and networks
  • Training
    Annual membership of the Early Years Leadership Network enables up to two Managers/Key leaders from your setting to attend three Leadership Network meetings per year.
  • Training
    Designated Safeguarding Leads, previously named Safeguarding for Key Persons
  • Training
    The SENCO specific annual membership enables appointed SENCO role holders to attend the three network meetings
  • Training
    ESSENTIAL training for recruiting managers
  • Training
    A practical workshop for those new to the SENCO role
  • Introduction to the EYFS
    An Ideal introduction for Practitioners new to the EYFS, trainees/apprentices, potential childminders and those returning to the Early Years sector
  • Movement Makes Super Scribers!
    Helen Battelley is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and speaker in Physical Development/movement in Early Education. Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational. She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children. Helen was fundamental in the creation and release of Change4life’s ’10 Min Shake up cards’.
  • Strategies for EAL in the Early Years
    This very popular course has been brought back this year.
  • Movement Makes Super Scribers! (1)
    Helen Battelley is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and speaker in Physical Development/movement in Early Education. Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational. She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children. Helen was fundamental in the creation and release of Change4life’s ’10 Min Shake up cards’.
  • Schools and Academies: EYFS Teaching and Learning CPD Opportunities
    To book your place and find out more information on our EYFS Teaching and Learning CPD opportunities click on the links below: 
  • Open your Eyes to the EYFS
    Feeling overwhelmed by the challenge of teaching in the Foundation Stage? Then this is the course for you!
  • Phonics F1
  • Phonics F2
  • EYFS Briefings for Schools and Academies
    Keep up to date with Early Years issues
  • Every Interaction Counts!
    Excellent for developing communication and language
  • New to the EYFSP: F2
  • Movement Makes Super Scribers!
    Helen Battelley is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and speaker in Physical Development/movement in Early Education. Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational. She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children. Helen was fundamental in the creation and release of Change4life’s ’10 Min Shake up cards’.
  • Book your training!
    Please read our terms and conditions and secure your place on any of our 2018 -19 CPD Courses

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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).