Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 89

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Associate Director for Children and Families, Michael Jarrett, for the attention of the Early Years leads.

This weeks news bulletin from Children and Families, Early Years Division at Slough Borough Council is now available please see the attached document dated 20th January 2021.

This weeks bulletin includes:

  • Spring Term Census and FEE- DfE update
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) staff testing in primary schools
  • Free safeguarding awareness training from the NSPCC for workers who enter people's homes
  • Local Welfare Provision
  • Spring term courses
  • Foundation Stage Forum: EYFS disapplications - 15 January
  • Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare
  • School complaints procedures: guidance for maintained schools
  • A Workforce in Crisis: Saving Our Early Years
  • Legislation to enact EYFS reforms
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, Early Years and children’s social care
  • HMRC: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • COVID vaccine - Information, misinformation and vaccine hesitancy
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Ofsted: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rolling Update
  • Safer Recruitment updates
  • Key COVID-messaging to note, action and share
  • February Half Term Holiday Provision
  • Advertising vacancies
  • Reminder: DfE Early Years Data collection
  • Training and Continuous Professional Development
    • Introduction to Safeguarding
    • Safeguarding Level 3 / Multi agency
    • Prevent
  • Strong Home Learning Experience to support children’s learning and development