Early Years Update
Walsall Early Years Team
Aims of the session
• Early Years Foundation Stage revision September 2014
• Children’s Centre reshape
• 2,3,4 year old places
• Safeguarding/Early Help update
• Training 2014/15
• Early Years Offer
Early Years Foundation Stage
• Available to download free from
www.foundationyears.org.uk
• Comparison table of the key changes on our website:
www.mywalsall.org/fis
• For regular Ofsted updates register at: www.ofsted.gov.uk
• Ofsted bench mark is Good check the Inspectors notes
and grade descriptors
Children’s Centres re-shape
Brownhills/Rushall
Pelsall
Aldridge/Streetly
Blakenall/Bloxwich
Harden/Hatherton
Area Cluster Manager
Debs Guy
Area Cluster Manager
Tahra Hussain
Area Cluster Manager
Sarah Barker
Pheasey
Barbara Butlin
Alumwell/Birchills
Darlaston
Bentley/Willenhall
Area Cluster Manager
Lisa Wolverson
Area Cluster Manager
Angie Clarke
Area Cluster Manager
Andria Holmes
Palfrey/Paddock/Chuckery
Mick Davies
Childcare in Children's Centres is no longer part of the core offer:
• Needs to be sustainable.
• No assisted places
Early Help/Safeguarding update
• Aimee Shaylor - Education
Safeguarding Advisor
• Mobile phones
• Social media
• Whistle blowing
Training 2014/15
• Charging and cancellation policy
• What’s on offer?
– WellComm
– Beginning with Babies
– Module
WellComm
A complete speech and language toolkit, offering
screening and intervention tools for children in the early years.
• A free toolkit per setting after both sessions have been
completed
• Session 1: Getting Started
• Session 2: Next Steps
Early Years Offer
Band A
No support required if provider is judged to have sufficient capacity, they will be invited to
join network support to improve and support with providers in Band B, C and D.
Core offer 1,2 days support per year
Band B
Band C
Providers improving but need support to maintain due to a particular and specific change. Band
B providers would be offered support to an agreed action plan.
Core offer 1, 2 days support per year plus up to 3 days a year in addition to the above
Providers making insufficient progress. A provider in Band C would be offered appropriate
support and interventions, against an agreed action plan, with specific timescales supporting
Ofsted action plans.
Core offer plus 3, 4 days support per year plus up to 6 days a year in addition to the above
Band D
Providers with an Ofsted category of Requires Improvement and Inadequate. Providers placed in
Band D will receive support brokered by the LA against an agreed action plan, which will be
monitored with agreed timescales for improvement.
Core offer plus 3, 4 days support per year plus up to 6 days a year in addition to the above
Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
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Provider agreement
Tribal
Rates
Buddies
Have your say!
• Comments and questions
• Walsall MBC budget consultation