Early Years Sector Business Support – Webinar Archive

The Welcome Back webinar series provides an opportunity to reflect upon government guidance for the Early Years Sector, as well as the experiences of providers as the sector emerges from lockdown.

Welcome Back – Reopening Childminding Provision (21/05/2020)

In this webinar, Sarah Neville from Knutsford Childminding, and Heidi Stuart a childminder from Tunbridge Wells, join the Early Years Alliance’s Michael Freeston and Melanie Pilcher to consider government guidance and issues facing childminders looking to open up their provision as lockdown eases.

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Welcome Back – Meeting Children’s Needs From Day One (28/05/2020)

With Early Years settings planning to open up their provision from 1st June, this essential webinar considers the emotional, learning and development needs of returning children. Melanie Pilcher and Michael Freeston reflect on the government guidance published on 24th May and draw on the practical experiences of managers and staff who remained open during lockdown.

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Welcome Back – Looking Forward (25/06/2020)

Melanie Pilcher and Michael Freeston of the Early Years Alliance update webinar participants on the latest guidance from DfE, Ofsted and others, and invite those settings who have remained open or have already reopened to share their experiences and advice.

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Welcome Back – Updated Guidance on Actions for Early Years Providers (07/07/2020)

The government has produced new guidance for early years providers that takes effect from 20th July. A key change is the removal of the requirement for providers to keep children in small, consistent groups or ‘bubbles’. This will have major implications for providers having to balance a desire to increase occupancy with the ultimate responsibility for keeping children safe. In this webinar Melanie Pilcher and Michael Freeston of the Early Years Alliance consider the issues.

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Welcome Back – Supporting Children With Additional Needs Back Into Early Years Provision (22/07/2020)

Lockdown has created particular challenges for children with special educational need and/or disabilities and their families. In this webinar, Nicola Gibson, Melanie Pilcher and Michael Freeston of the Early Years Alliance consider how best to create the positive environment each child needs, whilst giving participants the opportunity to raise questions and share their experiences of welcoming back children with additional needs into their provision.

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