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  2. Assessments and progress

    Helen how do you currently do your tracking in order to show progress do you use Tapestry or an offline something......??x
  3. How many Observations

    Hi is there any update on this please?xx
  4. Yes both staff and children wear slippers inside and wellies outside. We implemented this due to having a hearing impaired child in the setting and we love it. It’s great, you get to work and chuck your slippers on!😃
  5. Indoor Shoes

    We’ve done this for years, children and staff, never been any problems :-)
  6. Humm not many headteachers have signed....does this mean they are not aware of this report...or that they agree with it's ideas?
  7. basic online safeguarding course??

    On the same theme, does anyone know of any L3 update (DSL) online training, not ideal I know, but may have to do until it’s put on in our area :-(
  8. Indoor Shoes

    we all have wellies for outside which are used all the year round....really helps to keep the sand and mud in the garden and a large coir mat by the front door to wipe feet We have a wooden floor so need to help protect it but children slip if only in socks.
  9. Hi All Just wondering if any of your settings has an indoor/no shoe policy for children. We are a pre school in a large hall and children have free access to the garden. The hall is half carpet and lino. A parent brought up the suggestion of indoor shoes/no shoes. Manager has said she'll think about it but I can see it being difficult to manage. The children have wellies for wet days but otherwise the wear their normal shoes in and out. Parents also come into the hall also for drop off and pick up so can't see them removing shoes either! I can see the benefit of indoor shoes as there must be all kinds of nasties on shoes plus some children come 3+ days 9-3. I thought it ask here and take some feedback to the manager. As a parent I send my daughter in Clark's shoes with a soft flexible sole and think these are fine for her feet however some parents do put the most awkward and I'd imagine uncomfortable shoes on their children. Look forward to your thoughts C x
  10. basic online safeguarding course??

    Pre school learning alliance have an online basic program. I did it (chair) mainly to see how it works before introducing to staff.
  11. The DfE have updated the EYFS qualification list today and have updated the pre-September 2014 spreadsheet with information about joint degrees and joint honours degrees. Hopefully you will find it helpful. EYFS staff:child ratios - DfE approved qualifications. Lists of qualifications that meet the DfE criteria for counting in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework staff:child ratios.
  12. basic online safeguarding course??

    fm - there is (or was) a free NSPCC safeguarding course
  13. We have some invitations that we can share with FSF members if anyone would like to attend the APPG and listen to the speakers. The agenda is below: "Joanne McCartney AM, Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare, who will discuss the steps the London Assembly to address workforce issues, including the Early Years Hubs scheme. Michelle Dyson, Director for Early Years and Childcare at the Department for Education, who will provide an update from the Department. Jamie Leith, co-founder of Manny & Me, who will discuss diversification and encourage more men into the early years workforce." If you would like to ask about coming to the meeting please send me an email rebecca@eyfs.info
  14. basic online safeguarding course??

    Blimey it's windy out there...nearly got blown away!!
  15. This is an interesting 'take' on the report. Bold Beginnings: how NOT to write an Ofsted report
  16. basic online safeguarding course??

    AHA forgot all about these...we had such trouble with their training when it started we haven't used it...will go and have a look will look later....Thanks
  17. basic online safeguarding course??

    Do they have any free safeguarding courses? I couldn't see any. They seem to be priced around £25 which is the same sort of price as NDNA and Educare etc. Have you used their training Broadoaks, I can see they are in your neck of the woods?
  18. basic online safeguarding course??

    http://www.noodlenow.co.uk/ourcourses/#tab-id-3 These are good?
  19. Hi all, For anyone that was not able to attend the webinar on Monday you can find a recording of it on our webinar recordings section here. We hope you find this helpful! Best wishes, Emily
  20. basic online safeguarding course??

    Are you a member of Pre-School learning alliance? They have a free safeguarding course as part of the member pack. Even if you are not a member, the explanation on the page I've linked to is excellent. It might be enough for you member of staff to follow the links through and read the page content - it's very comprehensive!
  21. basic online safeguarding course??

    please read the response as a CHEERS chuck!!! ...must go i'm on outside duty and the staff are now staring at me to get a move on and get out in the freezing cold
  22. basic online safeguarding course??

    mmm ... I'll have a think. We must be able to come up with something!
  23. basic online safeguarding course??

    Yes ...no such bloomin luck i'm afraid! unfortunately my administrator has a very poorly mum at the moment and really can't go on courses (works most of the time from home) so just trying to find an alternative source.
  24. basic online safeguarding course??

    caught me while I was editing Finleysmaid
  25. basic online safeguarding course??

    I think most local authorities have a basic online version in a kind of 'an introduction to' sense. It's harder to do the more in depth ones with national companies as the Statutory Framework requirement is that training should be in line with the indidividual local authority procedures.
  26. basic online safeguarding course??

    Thanks Panders ..are these course open to all as you have to register with Kent for them??
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