Early Years Update - 19.5.21

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Early Years Provider Survey - IMPORTANT

If you have not already done so, please tell us about your experiences since the majority of children returned to your provisions. We would value your opinions on a number of topics, including: child development - emerging needs, CPD, childcare sufficiency and the Early Years workforce.

It is our aim that we will collate the results and share them with you at a later date.

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey by the end of the day Thursday 20th May 2021 using the link below:

Early Years Provider Survey

Thank you in advance for completing this survey.

Revised EYFS - resources and support

Latest Early Years Briefing Papers -

Look out for the Early Years briefing paper issue 4 Effective Interaction in the Early Years.  This was sent out to all providers on Monday and is on the portal for schools to access. The briefing paper has a link to a webinar recording on Effective Interaction in the Early Years.

The Early Years briefing paper issue 5 will be sent out on Thursday. Please look out for it. The briefing paper explains the differences between the Birth to 5 and Development Matters non statutory documents. We hope you find these briefing papers and webinars informative.

Here is the link for all of the briefing papers and webinars- Briefing papers and webinars

Please use the password to access this area of the website.

Key documents for the EYFS reforms are available on the CCC website here:

Revised Statutory Framework

Development Matters

Birth to 5 matters

Pen Green Research Base have made their recordings of training on the Reformed EYFS available here:


They would be very grateful if you would provide feedback on the recorded training via the survey monkey on the website to inform their future training offer.

Updated Risk Assessment

As we move into the next phase of the Government’s Road Map, many of you will be updating your current risk assessments. The Early Years team have updated the Risk Assessment process in the light of the updated guidance - Actions for early years and childcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The updated Risk Assessment can be found here

Early Help Signs of Wellbeing & Success training 27 May 2021


The CSCP will be running a virtual Early Help Signs of Wellbeing and Success training course on Thursday 27 May 2021 (9.30 - 11.00am) via MS Teams. 

By the end of the course participants will : 

  • Increase their understanding of the Early Help – Signs of Wellbeing and Success assessment and process.
  • Understand their role within the multi-agency Team Around the Family
  • Gain confidence in how to complete and contribute to the refreshed Early Help – Signs of Wellbeing and Success assessment.
  • Identify and understand how to access support for their further training needs.

Important information - Prior to booking on this course there is training available to explain the ethos of Signs of Wellbeing and Success, this training is a recorded session so you can access it at a time suitable to you and before you attend the Early Help training. Please click here to access the recorded session.

For more details and how to book your place please visit the CSCP website here

Updated guidance on childcare bubbles

Guidance on childcare bubbles has now been updated in line with Stage 3 of the Road Map:

You no longer need a childcare bubble to provide informal childcare. You can now meet indoors in groups of up to 6 people, or more if everyone present is from 2 households. You and your childcare bubble count as 2 separate households. This means that you and your childcare bubble cannot meet with another household indoors, unless there are fewer than 6 people in total or another exemption applies.

The full updated guidance can be found here

Home learning

This week our focus is on the rhyme "1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive''.  Please share with parents to support home learning around the development of speech, language and communication.

Chat Play Share – 1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive

For a range of fun activity ideas, please share What Can I Do This Week? Remember that the activities contained in this communication are for the week starting next Monday.

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