Start Well Early Years Foundation Stage Offer for Childminders

Funded Professional Development Activity

Start Well Saturday Training Sessions

These events provide an opportunity for Childminders and other providers to meet and network and participate in professional development activity.

Facilitated by the Start Well Service, subjects will include Every Child Training topics of:

  • Communication and Language Journey,
  • the Mark Making to Writing Journey,
  • the Number Journey and
  • early Phonics.

How often will these sessions be held?

Twice per year

Outcomes of Start Well Saturday Training sessions

  • Strengthens understanding of EYFS in light of local and national priorities
  • Improves outcomes for all children, including the most vulnerable; and
  • Narrows the attainment gap.

Are you ready for Ofsted?

What happens at this meeting?

This session is designed to help childminders to explore the Early Years Inspection Handbook (May 2019), understand Ofsted’s role in supporting improvements; refine your self-evaluation process and to help you prepare for your inspection.

How often will these meetings be held?

Rolling programme throughout the year.

Quality Network Meeting

What happens at this session?

This is an opportunity to visit a Bolton provider, share good practice, look around the provision, ask questions and network with colleagues.

How often will these sessions be held?

Twice per year.