This site provides comprehensive information on all the services currently available to schools, academies and other organisations from West Berkshire Council.
West Berkshire Council has a great deal of experience and expertise in providing support and services to schools. There are many benefits to buying services from the Local Authority:
• We are committed to supporting schools to make the best possible use of their resources in order to maximise the impact on raising educational standards for pupils.
• We have an experienced and highly trained workforce familiar with the work of schools and in the context in which they operate.
• We ensure our services are compliant with legal requirements and national standards
• We are committed to improving the lives of children.
Foundation Years Newsletter - November
Foundation Years Newsletter - November 2018
To read the November 2018 Foundation Years Newsletter please click here:
Updates from Government:
With winter approaching and our young children being vulnerable to flu, the Chief Medical Officer has written a letter to early years practitioners seeking their help in raising awareness of the childhood flu immunisation programme.
Early Outcome Fund
Home learning Environment
What Works Fund
Childcare Business Grant Scheme
Early Years Social Mobility Peer Review
Updates from the sector:
Eat Better, Start Better
Special Guardian Support Service
National aren't Support Service
Tools for monitoring Language Development
NDNA Conference and training
Portage Workshop: Supporting Children with SEND
PACEY: Dispelling Childminding Myths
PLA: Healthy Eating support
Ready Steady SENNCO
National Literacy Trust: Talk To Your Baby 2019: From the national agenda to the front line
PLA: Be the Best Conference
SMaR+ Professional Development: Early Years Mathematics courses and INSET
If the link to the newsletter does not work please copy and paste this link into your browser: https://r1.dmtrk.net/3WYE-HKFH-044VZ8VA32/cr.aspx
Finance: WBC Scheme for Financing Schools 2018
Schools Funding: WBC Scheme for Financing Schools 2018
Childcare and early years providers survey: 2018
The DfE released the childcare and early years providers survey 2018 on November 1st. The findings can be accessed here.
Or by clicking on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2018?utm_source=b31f08bf-c15a-478a-9ff2-c56bbf2a3a37&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate
Foundation years newsletter - September 2018
Please click here to read the September Newsletter from Foundation Years. It contains information about:
Updates from the Government including:
Evaluation of the first year of national rollout of 30 hours free childcare
Evaluation guidance and monitoring toolkit for local authorities for 30 hours free childcare
Follow-up survey to the 2017 Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents (CEYSP)
Take-up of Free Early Education Entitlements (FEEE)
Impact Study on Early Education Use and Child Outcomes up to age four years
Childcare Business Grant Scheme
Updates from the sector including:
Partnership working case studies
Healthy Lifestyles for our children
Dingley’s Promise: New early years inclusive practice qualification now available online
Launch of Musical Development Matters
Digital Parent Support Service
National School Breakfast Programme
National Parent Support Service
300th setting is awarded Millie's Mark
National Portage Association (NPA)
Infection prevention and control in an early years setting
Suffolk Childcare Agency inspection
Early Education CPD courses: Autumn 2018
Hempsall’s: Continuing in our social mobility series
NDNA: Free early years events
PLUS many more links and articles.
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