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    Nursery practitioner
  1. Training provider

    Can anyone recommend very good training providers for Nvq 3 and above in the Kent area? Many thanks.
  2. Really can't remember, is it every two years or every three years we need to renew our Senco course?
  3. I'm also hoping to introduce a initial assessment, so it would be of great help if anyone has a template I could look at. Or any other information on what to include etc!
  4. Deputy Manager

    My deputy manager has been off long term sick, we are in the process of deciding whether she should In fact leave as she will not be in great health for a very long time. I need to take a bit of time of soon, so was wondering can I promote someone within the workplace temporarily until I have had a chance to advertise the job and interview etc? I understand it is a legal requirement to advertise for a position, but I did think this other staff member might return, but as that is not looking likely and I need time off (short hospital trip) I do need to make sure things are in place before I'm off. Has anyone had to deal with this or had similar? Please help.
  5. SEND policy, including LIFT referrals

    Thanks KatKat1972, I have always had and will have a Senco policy, yes I also have a copy of the SEND code of practice, I will look over the other document you have attached, many thanks. I want to condense the policy as you say the shorter the better, but want to make sure everything is included, so just wanted to look and see what others have!
  6. SEND policy, including LIFT referrals

    Hi panders, thank you for sending a copy of your policy, but I am not sure if you are aware, but there are no longer Action or Action plus anymore and as far as I have been made aware(from recent SENCo training) our policies must clearly state the referral process, including LIFT. Yes I have been to a few LIFT meetings, ours are normally in the same place, been a lot of confusion with forms etc, loads of paper work before and while taking to LIFT! To be honest not sure Kent is 'the place to be' or if we are just guniea pigs for every new initiative, but that's another post.
  7. SEND policy, including LIFT referrals

    LIFT is Local Inclusion Forum Team, it is where we now gave to take a child that we want to refer. I come from Kent, if that helps, I am aware that we are the only county that has LIFT at the moment! I think from what I can gather from my SENCO course the targeted plan can be called whatever you want, but needs to include everything which is in KCC' s document! Hope that makes sense!
  8. Has anyone re-done their SenD policy this year, to include recent changes April 2015 and to include the LIFT process. If so would anyone be so kind as to share it? After a recent SENCO training, I am fully aware that there is no longer CAF or IEP's (these are now called 'Targeted plans'. I have looked on the Kelsi website ( I am in Kent) for help with devising my new policy, but no luck. Can anyone help?
  9. Suncream

    Thank you good idea.
  10. Facebook

    Thank you all so much for your replies, think I will give it a try and see how I go. Thanks for all the tips.
  11. Suncream

    Does anyone have a really good suncream policy. We have had a regular issue with one of the mums refusing to put suncream on her child. The child is Afro Caribbean and the parents have been continuously arguing with us that their child doesn't need cream as they never burn. I explained that irrelavent of the child's colouring All children are capable of burning, has anyone else had this issue, if so how have you dealt with it and is there anything in your policies which cover this?
  12. Facebook

    Thank you I will check out your message. I am still new to posting on here so trying to get used to it.
  13. Facebook

    Thank you Rea and woodlands1997, think I was just worried how it would work and who would be able to see the posts. I would also like to add photos. Have either of had any problems with it so far and how long have you been using Facebook?
  14. Facebook

    Do you have a policy which parents sign, regarding expected conduct etc? I am a bit nervous about this but do feel it is the way to go and hopefully reach parents that usually ignore newsletters and yes use it as reminder. How long have you had your site running for?
  15. Facebook

    I am considering starting a Facebook page for the parents of my setting. I understand that I have to move with the times and use a method of communication which will reach my parents. I have thought about it for a long time and decided that a closed group site is the best option for us. Does anyone already do this, is it working and also does anyone have a policy regarding how the site will be used, who can post, what is/isn't acceptable? Please give me your comments.