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SfYC Childcare Providers Bulletin
September 2018   

Welcome to the Services for Young Children Bulletin. Every month we will send you this bulletin with important updates and links to useful information. Sometimes we will send interim bulletins when there is important information which needs to be shared before the next monthly bulletin.

Please be reminded that our SfYC Bulletin is available on our website for anyone to read.

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Autumn Term 2018 Local Briefings
Includes: SENCo Support meetings, lead Practitioner (Safeguarding) Support and Provider Briefings.

Birth to Three Networks
Autumn 2018.

Are you looking for high quality, affordable training?
Professional Options has now expanded its offer in addition to the in house training and support you can now access individual training places on a range of EYFS courses, E-learning or Moodle access to resources and webinars.

  Early Years Education including 30 Hours 

30 Hours for Children in Foster Care
In certain circumstances foster carers will be able to access 30 hours funded childcare for the children in their care from September 2018.

  Parent/ Carers 

Parents/ Carers Update - Providers please inform your parents of these
Included this month: Tax Credits, are you missing out? Employer supported childcare vouchers, local recruitment events.

Universal Credit - guidance for parents for help with childcare costs
Last month the Government published their guidance for parents who are eligible for Universal Credit and need help with their childcare costs.

  Business Support 

Charges for parents - review fee charging policies and how this is communicated to parents
A number of enquires that Services for Young Children deal with relate to the confusion that parents have about the charges made by providers for childcare. 

Basingstoke Job Fair - Vacancies to recruit to in the area?
Services for Young Children will be attending the Job Centre Basingstoke Jobs Fair on 11 September.

Havant Job Fair - Vacancies to recruit to in the area?
Services for Young Children will be attending the Havant Job Fair on 24 September.

Early Years and Childcare Recruitment events coming to your area!
Come along to the free drop in events from 5-8pm in Lyndhurst and Bordon

For the Job Fairs and Recruitment Events vacancy adverts - Childcare Workforce Job Template.

Opportunity for an Early Years setting - Pinehill Road, Bordon.
Venue available, Pinewood Village Hall.

Opportunity to provide a new Early Years setting at Haselworth Primary School, Gosport
Criteria for the provider.

Opportunity to take over an existing Early Years setting at Bishopstoke, Eastleigh
Criteria for the provider.

Opportunities through community grants and funding
Community and voluntary organisations could benefit from additional funding of varying amounts from a range of resources.


Leading Foundation Stage Practitioner Open Events
Autumn 2018.

National Work Life Week, 1 - 5 October 2018
Free toolkit available for employers.

  Other Organisations 
Dogs Trust - Free dog safety materials for childminders and nurseries
Dogs Trust believe it it essential to teach all children how to behave safely around dogs. They are planning to develop some FREE dog safety materials for childminders and nurseries to use with 3-5 year olds.

For training information and booking visit the Learning Zone or Hantsweb Shop
For further information visit the Services for Young Children website
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