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Resilience and wellbeing for you and your children. Suitable for managers, practitioners and parents.


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Safeguarding children level 1 by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB) is now available again.


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A range of resources by Community Dental Health to teach young children about dental health and healthy eating.


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Find out about the fun learning activities for parents, families and carers to do with their young children at home.


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Advice on what to do if a child becomes unwell or is injured during the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID 19 - Coronavirus - Cancelled training programme

Essex is working closely with the Department for Education and the Department for Health, monitoring the Covid19 situation on a daily basis.


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Public Health England video encouraging children to wash their hands regularly.


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Coronavirus Update 13 March 2020


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Updated travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Public Health England about travelling to and from Italy.


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Coronavirus Update from Clare Kershaw


Action plan

Information from the Department for Education about the government's Coronavirus action plan launched on 4 March 2020.


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Information about the Department for Education Coronavirus helpline.


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26 February 2020: updated advice to all early years providers, schools and further education providers from the Department for Education (DfE).


Coronavirus Update

26 February 2020
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Update and guidance from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education on the Coronavirus


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Advice From the Department for Education (DfE) for all early years providers, schools and further education providers


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A message from Carolyn Terry, Early Years and Childcare Sufficiency and Sustainability Manager about the new funding rates for the free early education entitlement (FEEE) from 1 April 2020.


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Advice from Public Health England on how to keep yourself and your little ones cool in the summer heat.


Hungry Little Minds

15 July 2019
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Information about the Department for Education's three year campaign to encourage parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development and ways how on you can support the campaign. Kids love it when you read with them. It all goes in. Every single word.


Guidelines

See the latest update to the Southend, Essex, Thurrock (SET) Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures.


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03 June 2019
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Sign-up to our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Newsletter to hear about upcoming courses and other news.


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Early years and childcare providers, including childminders, must use Ofsted's EY3 form to notify them of certain changes to individuals, including names, addresses and any start or leave dates...


Parental mental health

21 March 2019
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Advice and guidance from the NSPCC about the effects of parental mental health problems on babies and children.


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Government guidance to help those who work in early years settings consider their practice and to take steps to safeguard both children and adults online.


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A range of resources released by the Department for Transport's THINK! campaign designed to help practitioners and teachers highlight the dangers of the road to young children.


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Find out about the support on offer for childminders from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)


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Guidance by ChildNet aimed at parents with children under five on how to support children in their internet use.


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Example menus developed by Public Health England to show how early years settings can offer food and drink to young children to meet the early years foundation stage welfare requirements.


Grapes

Nursery World highlights findings in a report by doctors who advise cutting up grapes and similar types of food into halves and ideally, into quarters to avoid young children choking.


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The Childcare Choices website helps parents to find government support. There's also information for childcare providers.


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Advice to early years and childcare providers to ensure that references are checked before employing anyone.


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The Department of Health's infographic to promote physical activity in the under fives.


Got a DBS query?

13 March 2019
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Find answers to the most common questions about the Disclosure and Barring Service by using their website.