Practitioners working in an Early Years setting should be observant of promoting positive male inclusive practice. 1) LOOK AT THE WORLD FROM THE CHILD’S POINT OF VIEW Most children need a male role model who care a great deal for them, therefore staff will need to interact with theses role models 2) RECOGNISE AND SUPPORT … [Read more...] about 10 tips for a positive male inclusive practice
Concerns by sector over paid-for inspections
Ofsted plan to bring in paid-for inspections that will cost around £1,300 to £2,500. Ofsted will prioritise settings with a background of ‘satisfactory’ or ‘requires improvement’ grades who want a paid-for inspection. Currently, early years settings with this grade can be locked out of access to funding for two-year-olds, therefore this would be a … [Read more...] about Concerns by sector over paid-for inspections
Early years providers invited to join a potential new project
The DfE are brainstorming a potential new project to help advance the outcomes for young children in disadvantaged areas. They are reaching out to early years providers who may be interested in joining the new project. There are various aims of the project such as: making sure there is more high quality care provisions in deprived areas; making … [Read more...] about Early years providers invited to join a potential new project
Innovation needed to make funding work in Nurseries
The minister believes ‘more could be done in terms of innovation’ to help parents save money as many early years settings do not reach the capacity of children on a Monday or Friday. Mr Gyimah was trying to boost this process along by giving evidence to the House of Lords Committee on Affordable Childcare. He suggested that PVIs can use their … [Read more...] about Innovation needed to make funding work in Nurseries
Ofsted have rated four-fifths of early years providers at grades good or outstanding
Current inspections are functioning at a lower level however, the levels of good and outstanding given by Ofsted in the early years sector has increased. Latest Ofsted figures show that 80 per cent of most recent inspections carried out by Ofsted were judged good or outstanding. However, in the latest reporting period, it was only 74%. Periods … [Read more...] about Ofsted have rated four-fifths of early years providers at grades good or outstanding
Information on New Common Inspection Framework
‘Common Inspection Framework’ Guide The aim is to standardise the inspection procedure to make it easier to compare different provisions. If schools, academies or any other further skills providers were judged good at their last inspection, they will then be inspected every three years. The new Common Inspection Framework The response was a … [Read more...] about Information on New Common Inspection Framework
New Ofsted Common Inspection Framework
Ofsted announce that there will be a new ‘Common Inspection Framework’ for all early years settings, schools and academies. Providers will be given information in the summer-term as to what they can expect to happen what the changes the new framework will bring. The frameworks target is to make the performance of childcare more comparable. The … [Read more...] about New Ofsted Common Inspection Framework
Children to learn how to brush their teeth by Early Years practitioners.
New recommendations suggest children should be given lessons on how to brush their teeth properly in early years settings, due to poor oral hygiene. In some deprived areas in the UK, poor dental health is rife. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggest introducing a new scheme that helps young children learn the … [Read more...] about Children to learn how to brush their teeth by Early Years practitioners.
Practitioners role in assessing children’s development
Assessing children’s development is an important part in the practitioner’s professional role. There are several ways of assessing children's development in the setting; Tracking sheets and progress summaries are similar tools and both reflect the Development Matters. These types of assessments are broken down into the 7 areas of development, then … [Read more...] about Practitioners role in assessing children’s development
New integrated reviews to help parents understand their child’s progress.
Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter and Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah announced on November 21st 2014 that integrated health and early years reviews for 2 to 2-and-a-half-year-olds will be set in stone from September 2015. At present, Health and early years reviews of young children are carried out separately. However, the government … [Read more...] about New integrated reviews to help parents understand their child’s progress.