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Staff Suitability – Bexley Early Years are running a course on 07 July 2022 - 19.00 - 20.30 via MS Teams why not join to get the best for your setting.

When recruiting staff you want to ensure you employ the very best person for the post.
We will explore the following topics: recruitment, advertising, reference checks, DBS check, interview techniques, contracts, staff training, staff benefits and apprenticeships. For more information and to book go to: https://bexleyearlyyears.co.uk/Event/166397
Ofsted is running a series of Education Inspection Framework (EIF) curriculum roadshows for Early Years settings. These events will be held regionally across the country, between June and July this year. We intend to run a specific roadshow for maintained nurseries later in the year.

These half-day events will offer the opportunity to learn more about how we look at language and communication at inspection and what we have learnt about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two representatives from your provision are welcome to attend (first come basis). Each person attending will need to register separately.

Follow link for more information and to book you place.

Friday 24 June, London - 14.00-17.00: Curriculum roadshows for Early Years - London - PM Tickets, Fri 24 Jun 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Saturday 25 June, London - 09.30-12.30: Curriculum roadshows for Early Years - London - AM Tickets, Sat 25 Jun 2022 at 09:30 | Eventbrite
Following on from the S.H.I.E.L.D DBS training do you need an update on Safeguarding? Join the Early Years team for Safeguarding Update Refresher - 07 June 2022 - 18.45 - 20.45 via MS Teams

Professionals and practitioners should regularly update their safeguarding training to ensure that their knowledge, skills and practice is current and reflects changes to legislation and practice both nationally and locally within safeguarding and child protection. If you have completed your mandatory training then this course is for you to refresh and update your knowledge.

For more information and to book go to: https://bexleyearlyyears.co.uk/Event/166381
BEXLEY S.H.I.E.L.D TRAINING – DBS AWARENESS

Tri-Borough Disclosure & Baring Service Awareness
Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Tuesday 20th September 2022
Time: 12 noon to 2pm
Location: Online
Target Group Designated Safeguarding Leads, Recruiting Managers, Early Years Providers
and Practitioners who work with Children and Young People
Trainer: Kiran Rehal, Regional Outreach Advisor, Disclosure & Baring Service
Aims and Objectives:
Kiran Rehal is the DBS Regional Outreach Adviser for Greater London and a point of contact for any enquiries about DBS. She will be delivering a session to explain the purpose of the DBS, the services and products it provides and the part it plays in safer recruitment.
The session will cover:
• The different levels of DBS checks and when an employee is eligible for a check
• Regulated Activity
• DBS Update Service
• Filtering Rules
• Barring and Duty to Refer
• What makes a good quality referral
• Q&A
To Book:
Step 1:
• Login to your account or Register for an account. @ Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership Training Events (safeguardinglewisham.org.uk)
• You will only need to do this once and will be able to join all future Tri-Borough Learning sessions.
• If you work in the boroughs of Bexley or Royal Borough of Greenwich, please identify your agency type as this from the drop down menu. Please seek other training opportunities from your respective boroughs. The Lewisham LSCP programme is intended for those who work directly with Lewisham families.
Step 2:
• Once you have registered for an account please again follow this link to book your date: Tri-Borough Disclosure & Baring Service Awareness
Guidance on the Progress Check at Age Two
The Department of Education (DfE) has published guidance to provide support for early years practitioners when completing the early years foundation stage (EYFS) progress check at age 2. Further information on this non-statutory guidance can be found on the government website. Progress check at age 2 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Love to Learn - Early Years Training that is coming up that you might like to join.
Writing the Perfect Plan – 24th May - 18.45 -20.15 via MS Teams
This course will equip you to write effective Support Plans for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
In this course participants will:
• Learn how to write Support Plans / IEPs that improve outcomes for children
• Understand what SMART targets are and how to write them
• Explore what makes a good outcome/target
• Discuss how to increase parental involvement

To book go to BSN or follow this link: https://bexleyearlyyears.co.uk/Event/166379

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The Well-Planned Learning Environment: Part 1 – The Indoor Environment – 9th June 2022 – 18.45 – 20.25 via MS Teams

We know that effective environments play a large role in children’s learning. Come along to our training to learn more about planning the indoor learning environment.

By the end of this training course, practitioners will:
• Be more aware of the role the indoor learning environment plays in children’s learning.
• Understand the role of the practitioner in supporting effective learning environments.
• Be more confident to set up an effective learning environment that include open ended resources, provocations and invitations to play

To book go to BSN or follow this link: https://bexleyearlyyears.co.uk/Event/166383
This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, the need to know more about awareness and management of staff and own mental health wellbeing does not stop after a week.
Bexley Early Years will be running Mental Health First Aid courses later in the year look out on Bexley Service Network, in the Early Years Newsletter and on Facebook for dates and times to ensure you book your place.
Bexley Early Years are running a virtual course on Female Ge***al Mutilation (FGM) to book your place go to: https://bexleyearlyyears.co.uk/Event/166206
The Role of the Senco - virtual training 19th May 2022. You can find out more or book at: https://www.bexleyservicesnetwork.co.uk/Event/166204
Care for the Family, Time Out for Parents Courses June to July 2022
Youth Action Diversity Trust are working in partnership with 'Care for the Family' to run these fantastic Time out for Parent courses. The sessions are led by our friendly, experienced and qualified Team and are designed to support parents and carers and help you build a strong and secure relationship with your child whatever their age.
YADT have released dates for upcoming training sessions:
• Time Out for Parents: Children with Special Needs - ADHD (Every Wednesday 10am to 12:30pm - 8th to 29th June)
• Time Out for Parents: Children with Special Needs - Autism (Every Thursday 10am to 12:30pm - 9th to 30th June)
• Time Out for Parents: Handling Anger in the Family (Every Wednesday 10am to 12:30pm - 6th to 27th July)
For more information visit: https://youthactiondiversitytrust.co.uk/parent-courses
Mind in Bexley are there if you need them.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, why not join them for a chat. https://mindinbexley.org.uk/mental-health-awareness-week-2022

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29/06/2023

Road Safety Week 2023
This year's Road Safety Week will take place from Sunday 19th November to Saturday 25th November 2023. This year's theme will be about speed, with more information announced very soon.
There will be lots of teaching resources for children of all ages available in their online action pack. Sign up now to be the first to access the pack and take part in the biggest road safety campaign of the year!
https://www.brake.org.uk/road-safety-week?mc_cid=c5b134f0ae&mc_eid=UNIQID

28/06/2023

Bexley Childminding Forum is taking place on Thursday 20th July 2023 at the Civic Offices, Bexleyheath - 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
Reserve your place via BSN https://bexleyearlyyears.co.uk/Event/197742

London Borough of Bexley

27/06/2023

Working Families is the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers. Their mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace. Working Families provide free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work.
https://workingfamilies.org.uk/contact-us-for-advice/

26/06/2023

Holiday Activity and Food programme?
The Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) provides healthy food and enriching activities to children and young people, with free places available for those on free school meals during the Easter, summer, and Christmas holidays.
Clubs will offer activities such as arts, sports, drama, and music. Activities on offer can also include trips and other experiences. Clubs must also provide healthy free meals, nutritional education, and physical activities on a daily basis.
Find out more about HAF:
https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2023/06/23/how-we-are-helping-families-with-healthy-eating-and-activities-in-the-school-holidays/

26/06/2023

As comes to a close, we’re reminding parents that babies and small children mostly drown at home in the bath or in the garden, in just a few centimetres of water.

It’s scary to think about but drowning is silent so parents won’t hear any cries of distress.

That’s why we advise staying with your baby or young child at all times whilst they’re in the bath.

And keep them within arm’s reach to keep them safe.

For more water safety tips for all ages please visit: https://capt.org.uk/drowning/

26/06/2023
24/06/2023

Today in Bexleyheath you can meet the Dinosaurs
Saturday, 24 June 2023 – 11.00am to 3.00pm with shows throughout the day.
You'll be able to see all of your favourite dinosaurs in action, along with a few new ones!
They will be in their usual spot by the Clocktower, where there will be a selection of interesting dinos ready to meet you and your little ones. There is also a free Dino Trail on the Day.

23/06/2023

Early Years Alliance are holding a free informative connect session - Screens in the Early Years on Wednesday 28 June, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Looking at recent research from Ofcom that shows children are accessing devices and going online for more time, and from a younger age.
Join them to discuss and learn about the basic principles that will help you to keep children safe when using devices in your setting and beyond.
Book you place: https://tinyurl.com/rb3zu4pw

23/06/2023

Makaton and how it can be used.
Read one families story about learning Makaton and how this has helped them communicate with their son.
Down syndrome, communication and Makaton: Where to start and top tips from real parents - BBC Tiny Happy People

23/06/2023

Working Families is the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers. Their mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace. Working Families provide free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work.
https://workingfamilies.org.uk/contact-us-for-advice/

22/06/2023

For settings with 11+ staff Bexley Early Years are offering Platinum Annual Membership. Find out more about what this is and if it is the right one for you. There are also Bronze, Silver and Gold Memberships, take a look on BSN for information on all packages: https://bexleyservicesnetwork.co.uk/Store/Contract/88009

22/06/2023

In Learning Disability Week BBC’s Tiny Happy People have information on SEND and speech and language needs: How and where parents can get help.
Support for parents of children with SEND - BBC Tiny Happy People

21/06/2023

Meet the Dinosaurs Returns!
Saturday, 24 June 2023 – 11.00am to 3.00pm with shows throughout the day.
You'll be able to see all of your favourite dinosaurs in action, along with a few new ones!
They will be in their usual spot by the Clocktower, where there will be a selection of interesting dinos ready to meet you and your little ones. There is also a free Dino Trail on the Day.

20/06/2023
19/06/2023

Bilingual babies and speaking multiple languages at home.
BBC’s Tiny Happy People tires to answer some of the questions around bilingual babies and gives you information on the benefits of bilingualism.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/bilingual

London Borough of Bexley

16/06/2023

Nearly a quarter of 5-year-olds in England have tooth decay – but this is largely preventable.
New oral health guidance from the Department for Education is now available on the Help for Early Years Providers website: https://tinyurl.com/nhhabcp5

London Borough of Bexley

15/06/2023
14/06/2023

This Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, NSPCC Learning has collated a range of services and resources to help professionals support parents and carers to create strong bonds with their babies. These include our Pregnancy in Mind support service and Look, Say, Sing, Play early years resources: https://tinyurl.com/32ush3j4


London Borough of Bexley

13/06/2023

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week
12th-18th June 2023

London Borough of Bexley

12/06/2023

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week. This year's theme is . is an opportunity to share learning, research and resources, including best practice examples of how services can support babies and families, particularly in the antenatal period.

09/06/2023

Bexleyheath Jobcentre are hosting a SUMMER JOB FAIR

Thursday 6th July 2023 - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Venue: Bexleyheath Clocktower Jobcentre, Unit 83-84 The Mall, Bexleyheath Kent DA6 7JJ

London Borough of Bexley

08/06/2023

See what the Foundation Years has to say about the Department for Education’s (DfE) consultation to explore removing unnecessary burdens the childcare sector face. The consultation has been designed to gather views about proposed changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, to enable the Department to reach well-informed decisions on changes that could support settings. https://foundationyears.org.uk/2023/06/eyfs-consultation-blog/

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Bexley Council Early Years Team

The Bexley Early Years team, based in Bexleyheath, Kent, have a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise in all aspects of early years childcare, education, training and business. Across the team we have extensive knowledge of the Early Years Statutory Framework. The team includes teachers and ex-Ofsted inspectors. We are able to provide advice, guidance, training and challenge to settings, thus meeting priorities and development needs.

We understand what is required from early years settings and provide a range of services to support you in getting the best outcome for your setting, team, families and children. We believe that with the right support, and by working together, we can improve the life chances of all children and young people and achieve the best outcomes.

We are dedicated to offering affordable quality services and training courses, face to face and online, supporting you to provide the best high quality childcare and education possible. We are passionate about what we do, and are committed to supporting our diverse and thriving early year’s sector. We aim to make development and learning enjoyable, accessible and appropriate, inspiring our workforce through:


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