Early Years Bulletin 12.08.19

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Early years bulletin

12 August 2019

Headcount Actual task

- Autumn 2019

The headcount task will be available on the provider portal from 16 September 2019. In order to avoid late submissions please make sure that your current log in details are working, contact us at eyfunding@portsmouthcc.gov.uk  if you have password issues that need resolving. The deadline for submission is 27 September 2019.

All providers claiming early education funding for their two, three and four year olds will need to complete the task. Providers will need to confirm the information submitted on the forecast task, and inform us of changes, which may include children starting or leaving the setting or an increase/decrease in funded hours.

To view your previously submitted forecast task please see Provider Portal user guide. Any adjustments to payments will be made by the end of December 2019.


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On the 23 May 2019 Alison Jones, Early Years Funding Outreach Officer, achieved her twenty five years' service award. Alison has worked in a variety of roles across the council including managing Southsea Library, and supporting children's outreach. Alison also supported families in her time as front line receptionist at Buckland Children's Centre. Congratulations on this amazing achievement!

Parenting Drop-In Sessions

Solent NHS are delivering Parenting Drop-In sessions for parents of children aged 0-5 years. This includes support for adjusting to parenting, sleep and feeding routines, toddler behaviour and toileting. Sessions are held monthly in the following locations:

Paulsgrove Family Hub: The first Tuesday of each month.

Milton Park Family Hub: The second Wednesday of each month.

Somerstown Family Hub: The third Thursday of each month.

Stomp for Stamps

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Children can become brave explorers this summer by hunting down stamps to unlock hidden treasure, a cuddly Stomper toy. Children are encouraged to walk, cycle and scoot around the city guided by a Stomp for Stamps map book. Pick up a book from any library or the reception desk at the Civic Offices to get started.

More information can be found here.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training

Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Cottage Grove Primary School

Spaces are available at a cost of £40 and lunch is not provided.
For more information please contact Beckie Hughes on 023 9234 1133 or via email bhughes@cottagegrove.co.uk 

Introduction to Solid Foods Sessions for Parents

These sessions are delivered by Solent NHS for parents of children aged three months or more and who would like to know more about introducing solid foods.

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Date: Monday 9 September 2019

Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Venue: Somerstown Family Hub

Please call the Somerstown Family Hub to book a place 023 9282 1816.


Date: Monday 7 October 2019

Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Venue: Milton Park Family Hub

Please call the Milton Park Family Hub to book a place 023 9282 7392.


Date: Monday 11 November 2019

Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Venue: Buckland Family Hub

Please call the Buckland Family Hub to book a place 023 9273 3440.

Top Tips for Talking - August

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Please print and display August's Top Tip for Talking poster. This is available on the Early Years Training and Development Centre under the 'resources tab'.

Download August's Top Tip

Contact us...

The Early Years and Childcare Service have a dedicated telephone number to be used if you need to speak to a member of the team. Contact us on 023 9284 1974.

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