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30 Hour Offer for Childcare Professionals

The 30 hour offer 2017 entitles many children to an extra 15 hours of free childcare for eligible 3 and 4 year olds. For Southampton’s 3 and 4 year olds the 30 hour offer starts on September 1st 2017, and is available from the term after the…

Training offered by the Early Years & Childcare Team

As details become available, training offered directly by the Early Years and Childcare Team will be shown here. Please see our separate webpage for details of the latest major Conferences and Events.

New to Year 6

07 October 2022 - Now Fully Booked9am to 3.30pm Venue - Highpoint Centre The course will combine formal inputs with group activities and provide practical suggestions to develop procedures in Year 6 Learning Outcomes • Share best practise in the teaching of writing in Year…

Apprenticeships at City College

City College, the largest Apprenticeship provider in the region, offer Apprenticeships at levels 2, 3 and 4. These training programmes will enable individuals to start a career within their chosen sector whilst completing a qualification covering essential topics that will help them get their first…

Local colleges offering courses in childcare

Before applying to study a for a Level 3 qualification please check that it is a a full and relevant Level 3 qualification otherwise it may not meet Ofsted requirements.  Post 2014, the qualification will have Early Years Educator in the title, for example: CACHE Diploma…

Tax Credits

Tax credits can help families with children or those who need help paying for childcare. Nine out of ten families with children are eligible for tax credits. Helplines The Tax Credit helpline can help parents to complete their claim form or check the progress of…

Paying for childcare - Help from your employer

If you are working, ask your employer about childcare help they could offer. There are some good reasons why more and more employers are looking at their employees' childcare needs and trying to find ways to help. Employers rely upon parents as part of their work…

ECaT - Every Child a Talker

ECaT Posters (see below) are produced regularly by the Early Years and Childcare team.  The posters can be printed and displayed within your setting for Practitioners and Parents/Carers to view.  The 2022 ECaT Posters have Top Tips For early language in every day activities. The…

Providers' Notice Board

Training courses available for Southampton providers run by Southampton providers.  Provider Job Vacancies currently being advertised by Southampton providers.  NOTICES FROM PROVIDERS 12 September 2022 For the attention of parents under the age of 6 who have a child with AUTISM (or possible autism).New stay and…

Support for Children with SEND

The Early Years Advisory Teachers (EYATs)/Area SENDCo's are able to offer support to settings to ensure their SEND provision is effective. The team have a wealth of experience and are able to offer ideas and strategies to set targets and differentiate the curriculum to meet the…

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