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Registered PVI early years group settings information page 


Settings have a responsibility to ensure they meet all statutory requirements and keep up to date with legislative and practice developments. Information is provided on this page to support settings in this role.



The revised EYFS can be downloaded from the Department for Education Link to External Website website.

You can also purchase a printed copy from the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) Link to External Website.

There are other reputable suppliers of printed copies also available.


Data Protection 

If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998.
This applies to Early Years Settings including private day nurseries, pre-schools, and childminders.

For further information please go to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website Link to External Website


PVI SENCO (Special Educational Needs) Support Surgeries’

SENCO surgeries are available for staff working in PVI settings to gain support regarding SEND processes when supporting children with additional needs . SENCO Surgeries take place on a monthly basis; please see the list below to find the nearest SENCO Surgery to support your setting’s needs. Note these surgeries are now BOOK ON ONLY.  To book an appointment, please contact Ridge Hill Children’s Centre – telephone number  0161 342 5533.

Acorn Centre:

  • SENCO Surgery - On the 4th Friday of every month (AM) Early Years Quality Officer - Julie Gallagher

Greenside Children’s Centre:
  • SENCO Surgery – On the 3rd Monday of every Month (AM ) Early Years Quality Officer- Jackie Hampson

Hyde Children’s Centre:
  • SENCO surgery - On the 1st Monday of every month (AM) Early Years Quality Officer – Jackie Hampson

Ridge Hill  Children’s Centre
  • SENCO Surgery – On the 2nd Thursday of every month (AM) Early Years Quality Officer – Julie Gallagher
  • SENCO surgery – on 4th Thursday of every month (AM) Early Years Quality Officer – Jackie Hampson.
  • SENCO surgery  - on 3rd Tuesday of every month (PM) Early Years Quality Officer – Julie Gallagher.

St Peter’s Children’s Centre:
  • SENCO Surgery - On the 1st Friday of every month (AM) Early Years Quality Officer - Julie Gallagher

Sector Developments & Support Information Sites

Settings should keep up to date with developments within the childcare sector, some of these sites also contain listings of resources and development opportunities. Visit the sites regularly.


National Early Years Associations

  • The National Day Nurseries Association Link to External Website - is a national charity and membership association for nurseries. NDNA provides nursery support, information and advice, childcare training and a quality improvement scheme.
  • The Pre-school Learning Alliance Link to External Website -  is an educational charity that represents the interests of settings who deliver care and learning.



Professional Development

Staff from Tameside Early Years Registered group settings are able to undertake an increasing number of free e-learning activities as well as a taught course and network programme. Listings of all funded taught and e-learning course are available here.

Information and training events regarding non sector specific management is available from the ‘North West Employers’ website.