Early Years Resources

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Welcome to the Early Years Useful Resources section of the website, the best place to find information and support if you work in the early years and childcare delivering services for children and families. You will also find all the information needed to help deliver the 30 hour funded education.

The broad range of information accessible on this site is developed by government, professionals and the voluntary and community sector and is continually updated with the latest news, information and resources.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
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30 Hour funded childcare

Attached to this section are a range of documents and presentations around the 30 hour offer.
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Early Education Funding for Maintained Nurseries Presentation June 2017

Early Education Funding for Maintained Nurseries Presentation June 2017
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Early Years Outcomes

This is a non-statutory guide for practitioners and inspectors, to help inform understanding of child development through the early years.
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What to Expect, When?

The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/ carer* find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time.This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.
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Fundamental British Values in the Early Years

The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded in the 2014 Early Years Foundation Stage.
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Parenting and families

This section contains current articles and documents that you may find valuable when working with families.
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Early Years Workforce

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Oral Health

Please find attached a range of information for early years providers around oral health and supervised tooth brushing schemes.
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Tutorial - Browse, Book & Edit Training Courses

Here you will see how to use the system to browse, book and edit training courses. We will also show you how to access some useful resources.
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SEN and Disability in the Early Years Toolkit

4Children and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have produced a toolkit for SEN and disability in the early years. Each section of the toolkit provides a briefing on a particular aspect of the SEN and disability reforms as they apply to early years providers. Each section is based on the statutory requirements and the guidance from the early years, the SEN and the disability frameworks, and draws on a range of relevant practice guidance and other materials to provide an accessible guide to SEN and disability in the early years.

Towards the end of most of the sections of the toolkit is a useful tool, an activity or a reflective task to support practitioners in applying the particular topic to their own setting.
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Resources to Promote Healthy Eating

The Children’s Food Trust in partnership with 4children have created three new resources for early years settings to help them promote and support healthy eating, produce and share allergen information and catering for special dietary requirements, these resources are free to download from the Children’s Food Trust website.
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Search for delegate certificates on My Early Years Services

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