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  1. Updated qualifications guidance

    Yes, as long as the group meets the other criteria: 3.23. In group settings, the manager must hold at least a full and relevant level 3 qualification and at least half of all other staff must hold at least a full and relevant level 2 qualification. The manager should have at least two years’ experience of working in an early years setting, or have at least two years’ other suitable experience. The provider must ensure there is a named deputy who, in their judgement, is capable and qualified to take charge in the manager’s absence. [Stat. Framework p21] Staff:child ratios – all providers (including childminders) 3.28.Staffing arrangements must meet the needs of all children and ensure their safety. Providers must ensure that children are adequately supervised and decide how to deploy staff to ensure children’s needs are met. Providers must inform parents and/or carers about staff deployment, and, when relevant and practical, aim to involve them in these decisions. Children must usually be within sight and hearing of staff and always within sight or hearing. 3.29.Only those aged 17 or over may be included in ratios (and staff under 17 should be supervised at all times). Students on long term placements and volunteers (aged 17 or over) and staff working as apprentices in early education (aged 16 or over) may be included in the ratios if the provider is satisfied that they are competent and responsible. 3.30.The ratio and qualification requirements below apply to the total number of staff available to work directly with children. Exceptionally, and where the quality of care and safety and security of children is maintained, changes to the ratios may be made. For group settings providing overnight care, the relevant ratios continue to apply and at least one member of staff must be awake at all times. Early years providers (other than childminders) 3.31.For children aged under two: • there must be at least one member of staff for every three children • at least one member of staff must hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification, and must be suitably experienced in working with children under two • at least half of all other staff must hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification and at least half of all staff must have received training that specifically addresses the care of babies • where there is an under two-year-olds’ room, the member of staff in charge of that room must, in the judgement of the provider, have suitable experience of working with under twos 3.32.For children aged two: • there must be at least one member of staff for every four children • at least one member of staff must hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification • at least half of all other staff must hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification 3.33.For children aged three and over in registered early years provision where a person with Qualified Teacher Status, Early Years Professional Status, Early Years Teacher Status or another suitable level 6 qualification is working directly with the children: • there must be at least one member of staff for every 13 children • at least one other member of staff must hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification 3.34.For children aged three and over at any time in registered early years provision when a person with Qualified Teacher Status, Early Years Professional Status, Early Years Teacher Status or another suitable level 6 qualification is not working directly with the children: • there must be at least one member of staff for every eight children • at least one member of staff must hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification • at least half of all other staff must hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification Hope that helps - I've included a link to the framework too
  2. Hello Glitterstar! Welcome to the Forum. That's such a good question I don't have any experience of this but I know that others on here do, hopefully they'll be along to help soon.
  3. If you are a BBC viewer or listener you cannot fail to have missed the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) survey results on today's news. Following a survey conducted since the introduction of the 30 hours 'free scheme' the PLA have issued the following headline findings: Nurseries are making up losses by upping fees for younger children and charging for meals and nappies. Only a third of providers are delivering the hours totally free. Most providers said the hourly rates they were receiving from the government were below what they charged parents not on the scheme and failed to cover their costs. A fifth of providers thought they may not be financially sustainable by next year. The NDNA have reported that the PLA findings are in line with their own sector research and are also urging the Government to take immediate action. You can read the BBC piece here
  4. basic online safeguarding course??

    We've used these in the past and they were ok - not the same as getting the face to face local area one but as a stop gap they were fine. I can't remember the cost though, they are very friendly and helpful when you speak to them. http://www.safecic.co.uk/component/content/article/41-online-training/safeguarding-courses/97-lcp
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. This is an interesting 'take' on the report. Bold Beginnings: how NOT to write an Ofsted report
  8. 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?
  9. 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!
  10. basic online safeguarding course??

    mmm ... I'll have a think. We must be able to come up with something!
  11. 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.
  12. Mmm, I agree with you I would be cautious. I'll ask some of our tech people if they have a view. Definitely need DBS anyway! I'll be back
  13. Hudle Holgers

    Hello RaceFace03! I've moved this thread into the Tapestry users conversation area - you might get more advice here! I know that from my own experience, having only one tablet between approximately 2 ratio groups works well for us.(so, we if we have 12 babies = 2 tablets, 12 toddlers = 2 tablets, 16 pre-school = 2 tablets). When we have supervisions about key children we can see quickly who has not been making obs (because they haven't used the tablet) and this can be raised as part of their professional development. Similarly, someone who has the tablet all the time, is generally not making useful and meaningful observations - we say they need to be significant and notable to merit an observation. We find that linking to our expectations of a key person we don't have a problem.
  14. Yoga in the early years

    Arrive from 5.30pm to network with other early years colleagues over a cake and a cuppa. You can view Early Education publications and resources and we’ll be raffling some of these, as well as a copy of My Daddy’s a Pretzel! by Baron Baptiste. Date: Thursday, 1 March, 2018 Time: 6.30 -7.30pm Location: York Venue: Copmanthorpe Primary School, Low Green, Copmanthorpe, York YO23 3SB Speaker/s: Rachel Rose Cost: Free to members and students affiliated to EE; non-members £5 - including a raffle ticket. Please send payment to the address listed on the flyer in Downloads below, cheques made payable to: York and District Branch Early Education Branch events are open to everyone working with or bringing up young children. For details of Early Education and membership go to: https://www.early-education.org.uk/membership Speaker Bios: Rachel Rose is a qualified Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga and has over 12 years’ experience. She has recently completed a course on teaching yoga for special people which includes children and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. For futher details please follow this link
  15. Free Date: Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 Time: 6.45 – 7.30 Nursery Visit; 7.30 – 9.00 Talk Location: Edinburgh Venue: Mayfield Nursery School, Stone Avenue, Mayfield, Dalkeith, EH22 5PB Speaker/s: Fiona Horbatowska and Lynne Cram Cost: TBC Event type: Evening event
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