Start Well Early Years Foundation Stage Offer for Early Education and Childcare Settings

Start Well Meetings and Briefings for Early Education and Childcare Settings

EYFS Leadership Briefings

What happens at this briefing?

This briefing, coordinated by the Start Well Quality and Outcomes Team, will update Early Years Leaders and Managers on national and local developments in the EYFS, to support their professional development and leadership of the EYFS. Relevant partners will be invited to share any relevant information.

How often?

The briefings are each term (3 per year) and last for an hour.

Communication Champion Briefings

What happens at this briefing?

This briefing is delivered by the Start Well Communication and Language Development Team. It will provide an update for Communication Champions on national and local news about communication and language development. They provide an opportunity for networking and sharing of good practice.

How often?

The briefings are each term (3 per year) and last for an hour.

Early Years SENCO Briefings

What happens at this briefing?

This briefing will update experienced and new EY SENCos on national and local developments in Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, to support their professional development and co-ordination of SEND in their settings. It is delivered by the Start Well Early Years SEND Team.

How often?

The briefings are each term (3 per year) and last for an hour.

Two Year Old Provider Event

What happens at this event?

These sessions will support all practitioners working with 2 year olds to maximise the impact of their work and develop their pedagogy to support children at this stage of development. Sessions will be delivered jointly with Health Visitors and other partner agencies where appropriate.

The sessions will have a different focus each term but will address areas including:

  • Integrated Review at Two and the 2 Year Old Progress Check;
  • Assessment and moderation of progress;
  • Effective pedagogy for 2 year olds; and
  • Maximising the take up of 2 year old places in your setting.

How often?

These events will run each term (3 per year) and last for two hours.