Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful Information
Useful information for Bolton early years and childcare providers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Bolton Start Well | Early Years Update
This update is distributed by email on Friday each week.
EYFS Statutory framework published
The Department for Education (DfE) have confirmed that the reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) will be rolled out nationally from the 1st September 2021.
Funded Level 3 Qualifications in Early Years
The Government has announced that they will fund Level 3 qualifications in early years from the 1st April 2021 for those aged over 24.
Birth to 5 Matters: Non-statutory guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage
The guidance Birth to 5 Matters has been released.
Updated DfE Guidance: EYFS Staff:Child Ratios - DfE Approval Qualifications
Test and Trace Support Payments for parents and guardians - support from providers
The Government has announced a new payment for parents and guardians during this period.
Preparing for transition for children with SEND
Transition support information and resources.
Top Tips for speech, language and communication development
Early Years Communication and Language Development - Top Tips
Changes to the Test and Trace support payment for parents
Parents and carers of children who have been advised to self-isolate by their education setting or by NHS Test and Trace are now able to apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment or discretionary payment of £500, if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Expression of Interest: Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)
An online introduction to the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ), parent-led assessments which enable parents to understand their child’s learning and development.