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What’s new in Childcare?

Early years oral health training please click for more information (0.13MB)

30 hours for working parents will your setting be offering it? Please click here for more about the 30 hour offer.

The local offer (0.33MB)

Provision the local authority expects to be made available by schools, early years and post-16 providers

Person Centred tools and guidance

Person Centred tools and guidance is now available for settings to use working within the graduated approach of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice :0 to 25 years. To locate the information please go to the Inclusion page. Paperwork can be accessed under the heading Person Centred Tools and Guidance.

If you have been using the paperwork that was under the heading paperwork and procedures this is okay. You will need to introduce the person centred tools as you continue to gather information on the support that you have been putting in place for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability.

HE and Adult Education team based at Ashton Sixth Form College Word Document

Setting up a Childminder Business

Understand how to set up a childminding business (0.54MB)

Do your staff hold the correct qualifications ? Word

Development Grant

A number of grants and opportunities are available to local businesses as part of ‘Tameside Jobs Pledge’.

These include an enterprise grant of up to £1500 for small businesses who invest in Tameside and mentor local young people

Update on the Childcare Bill:

Childcare Bill (0.08MB)

Explanatory Notes - Childcare Bill (0.22MB)

View the "Government call for evidence review of the cost of providing childcare"

Early Years Teacher Organisation for practitioners with EYP Status/EYT Status

EYTO Document Word Document

Managing Allegations of Abuse Made Against Adults Who Work with Children and Young People Link to External Website

Tameside Safeguarding Children Board Link to External Website

The full list of all the circumstances that disqualify people from working with children is available in the schedules to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009: Link to External Website

Schedules to the Regulations (which detail the disqualification orders, offences etc) Link to External Website Link to External Website Link to External Website

If a member of staff or applicant is or may be disqualified from working with children, they will need to request a form to apply to Ofsted to waive the disqualification by emailing  Link to External Website
The Ofsted ‘Applying to waive disqualification: early years and childcare providers’ process is available here Link to External Website

The DfE has made a National Prospectus Grant available – open to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations for innovative approaches that help outcomes for children and young people, particularly those who are disadvantaged, and support their families:

Tameside's Services Information Directory for Children, Young People and Families provides information on a range of national and local organisations, together with their contact details and how to access them.