Strong Early Years London: Webinar Archive

This ongoing series of webinars, delivered by the Early Years Alliance on behalf of the Mayor’s Strong Early Years London programme, is designed to offer advice and information to the capital’s early years providers, helping to ensure the sustainability of the sector as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Successful Budgeting for 2022/23: An Introduction to the Strong Early Years London Budget Toolkit and Support

The Strong Early Years London project has developed an accessible and engaging spreadsheet tool that can help managers forecast their income and expenditure to enhance their setting’s financial performance. The Toolkit’s developers have drawn on years of experience in nursery and pre-school budget planning to develop an easy to use system that can be applied to sessional and full-day care provision and incorporates all potential income streams. This session launches the Budget Toolkit and outlines the consultancy support provided by the project team that will help managers use it effectively.

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Early Years Policy & Practice Update (November 2021)

The Chancellor’s Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review presented a raft of initiatives affecting the funding of early years provision, professional development and family support. At the same time, the sector is settling into a new EYFS and the return of Ofsted inspections. The Early Years Alliance’s policy and practice experts, Shannon Pite and Melanie Pilcher, provide a timely update and consideration of the impact of these measures for the sector.

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Staff Morale & Motivation

Delivered by Anna Golawski, leading mental health trainer at Stratus Coaching and Michael Freeston of the Early Years Alliance, this webinar looks at what affects staff morale and motivation and provides useful tips on team building and boosting staff morale and motivation in the workplace.

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Effective Staff Recruitment & Retention

June O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation, and Michael Freeston of the Early Years Alliance hear from members of the early years sector who share success stories and experiences and also anxieties around recruiting, training and progressing their teams.

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Preparing for Your Ofsted Inspection Under the EYFS2021

This essential webinar is the second in the series delivered through the Mayor of London’s Strong Early Years London business support programme. The session updates nursery and pre-school teams and childminders as they review their practices to prepare for their next Ofsted inspection.

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Policy and Practice Update for London’s PVI Early Years Providers (May 2021)

This essential webinar is the first in a series delivered through the Mayor of London’s Early Years Business Support Programme. The session updates nursery and pre-school teams and childminders on a range of topics that will shape their provision over the coming months and years. It also introduces the support being offered by the GLA to help the sector recover from the pandemic and prosper in the future.

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Visit the Strong Early Years London page – a one-stop-shop to help early years providers across London access business support and guidance.

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