Early Years Bulletin 13 February 2018

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Early Years Bulletin

13 February 2018

Health Visiting have a new number


The Health Visiting Team have a new contact number. You can contact them on 03001236629.

Early Education Funding

The forecast task (to claim funding for children who you expect to attend in the summer term) will be available from 26 February. The submission date for this task is 2 March. Please ensure you can access the Provider Portal prior to this and contact eyfunding@portsmouthcc.gov.uk if you are having issues logging in. The guide to using the portal can be found here as can the parent declaration forms. 

Note: Please ensure that where children are sharing their funding across more than one provider, their parents indicate on the parent declaration forms the number of hours they are using at each provider and whether they are universal or extended.


Late claims/adjustments

For any funding claim adjustments that need to be made, (for children who started/left/changed hours after headcount submission) please request an amendment task from eyfunding@portsmouthcc.gov.uk. This task will issued after the forecast task has closed and only to those who have requested one. The deadline for submitting this amendment task is 16 March.


CPD Opportunities...

Data - Using the Provider Portal to Submit Funding Claims and Receive Payments

28 February 2018, Northern Parade Family Hub, 1.00pm - 8.00pm

Short (30 minute) pre-bookable appointments where members of the Early Years team will be available to provide support around the processes for registering for and/or claiming Early Education Funding. Officers will also be attending some of the Childminder Stay and Play groups in the city to support with general provider portal queries. This will be during the week beginning 26 February.

To book a slot please visit the Services Network

Starting a Childminding Business

Wednesday 25 April 2018, Landport Family Hub, 6.30pm - 8.30pm


This session provides all of the information needed to help attendees take the first steps into a rewarding career in childminding. They will hear from an outstanding childminder about her typical day, information about the registration requirements and what to consider when establishing their new business. For further information visit the Portsmouth City Council website.

To book a place please email eyworkforce@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

Stonewall document


At the February termly Providers Briefing we distributed the new Stonewall 'celebrating difference and challenging gender stereotypes in the EYFS' document. Please view by clicking on the link below and sharing with your staff teams. If you would like a hard copy, please ask your QSO or EYAT to bring a copy along on their next visit to your setting. 

Access document here!



Contact us...

The Early Years and Childcare Service now have a dedicated telephone number to be used if you need to speak to a member of the team.

The number is 023 9284 1974.

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