16 December 2020
Funded Early Education - for childcare settings and childminders
All parents wishing to claim the 2 year funding or the 30 hours Extended Entitlement from 4 January 2021 must ensure they have applied for and received their valid codes on or before the 31st December.
Please ensure all existing 30 hours codes have been reconfirmed before their end date.
Remember, an audit of 30 hours eligibility codes will have been / be completed before the end of the day. This means you can log into your E-hub to check children's current eligibility status and reconfirmation dates.
To visit the 'Information for existing childminders and childcare settings ' page of the FISH website, please click here.http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/living/children-and-families/the-family-information-service-hub/working-with-children-information-for-new-and-existing-childcare-settings/existing-childminders-and-childcare-settings/
The Funded Early Education funding calendar for the academic year 2020-2021 is now available on the 'Working with children -information for existing childminders and childcare settings' page on the FISH website
The Early Years Development Advisors will be running the following training in the spring term
The Role of the Safeguarding Lead Practitioner workshop. To run over 2 Thursday's 14/21 January 2021 6.30 to 9.00pm for up to 15 people.
Once we have feedback from this we can then look at future dates.
Spring term Safeguarding Cluster meeting:
Monday 8 March - West, Anlaby, Cottingham Hessle area
Tuesday 9 March - West, Goole, Howden, Brough area
Wednesday 10 March - North,
Thursday 11 March - East
Time 7.00 - 8.30pm.
For all bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and state what it is you want to book and for the Cluster meetings which date. Please only book one email address per Setting.
The EYDA's are also in the process of producing short bite size sessions which will be available on the Knowledge Hub shortly.
The Department for Education has funded Hempsall’s to deliver a new national webinar for all types of early years and childcare provider. All Local Authorities have been asked to promote these sessions to their providers.
You can book your FREE place(s) today by clicking the links.
19 January 2021 9.45 am to 12.30 pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-map-a-national-webinar-for-early-years-and-childcare-providers-tickets-131608780405
19 January 2021 6.30 pm to 8.45 pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-map-a-national-webinar-for-early-years-and-childminders-tickets-131614619871
Managing an early years and childcare setting, whether it be a home based Childminder, out of school club, a small voluntary playgroup, a nursery or a chain, a school or children’s centre, is complex task. It is one of balancing quality, health and safety, with parents’ and children’s needs, funding and fees, and business sustainability.
The webinar will outline steps providers could take to business plan for now, summer term and across 2021. Developed around a six step Business Map process, the webinar will assist anyone thinking about necessary business decisions to support business change and sustainability, whether they are new to the role or an experienced manager.
James Hempsall OBE, director says: “At Hempsall’s we’ve spent 20 years helping providers to create childcare places, introduce funded early years entitlements for two-, three- and four-year-olds, and manage business sustainability. This year has been no exception and our team has been busy delivering very many online information sessions, online training workshops and one-to-one business support to make sense of the current business needs in early years prompted by COVID-19. Hempsall’s has been asked by DfE to share our approach and some new tools and resources, as well as highlighting all the support that already exists in the sector.”
Why is it called Business Map, and what is it aiming to achieve? We know there are a lot of business planning tools out there. We didn’t want to duplicate that. We know there is a need for thinking about a whole process of looking at the current and future needs of childcare businesses. The Business Map shows the way.
How has it been developed? Business Map has been developed this year through very many information, training and one-to-one business support sessions. We have listened to the challenges and needs of settings and created something new and different.
What are the six steps? We start by looking at what’s changing, then how we find out more about how this affects each setting. After which there is a risk assessment process, this is more about identifying what the pressure points are. Then we explore possible ideas and options, including what has worked for others. After that we help everyone to consider their own plans and decisions. At the end there is a review and the process starts again if adaptations are needed.
What is on offer? Webinar attendees will be able to download the FREE Business Map, certificate of attendance, and supporting resources at the end.
Please note these sessions are not run by the Local Authority
Safeguarding and child protection
If you have any concerns about a child, please contact The Safeguarding Hub on (01482) 395500.
Update Your Public Details for Childcare Searches!
As you may know parents can search for childcare on the Family Services Directory, if you have given consent for your setting to appear on these searches the information that shows can be edited anytime by you via the E-Hub. To do this firstly sign-in to the E-Hub and go to the 'Forms' section, from here click on the 'Information to help parents' - your current live details will already be populated into the form so you just need to go through the whole form and amend accordingly.
Link to the E-Hub: https://fishwebsearch.eastriding.gov.uk/fishwebsearch/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2Ffishwebsearch%2FProviders%2F
To visit the Family Services Directory, please click HERE
Additional Inclusion Support (AIS) Funding
The local authority has a pot of funding to support private, voluntary and independent settings in meeting the needs of those children requiring additional support to enable them to access their free early education entitlement (2, 3 or 4 year old funding). Full details of the scheme and the application process can be found on the Local Offer. A current Support Plan and Summative Assessment must accompany all applications which should include details of reasonable adjustments and strategies already in place together with an explanation of why staff feel that additional funding may be required. Please ensure that your Area SENCo is aware of any children for whom you are requesting AIS funding. Applications are considered on a termly basis to commence at the start of the following term. Closing dates for applications are given below.
Summer Term Funding 2021 Closing date for applications: Wednesday 2 March 2021
Autumn Term Funding 2021 Closing date for applications: Wednesday 9 June 2021
Please note that applications received after these dates will not be considered.
Your Area SENCo is able to provide guidance and support with the application process and any other matters relating to Inclusion and/or SEND."
The SEND Local Offer Newsletter
The SEND Local Offer Newsletter Edition 2 October 2020 is now available to read on the News and Events page of the SEND East Riding Local Offer. Please click here to view.
We would love to hear from children/young people and parents/carers about any positive experiences you have had with any services/activities you have accessed to include in our future Local Offer newsletters. If you know a family that may be interested in writing a short article or for more information please contact FISH on (01482) 396469 or email@example.com
Please visit the East Riding SEND Local Offer website News and Events page where you will find the latest bulletin, please click here
For Inclusion Support templates for East Riding Early Years Education Providers please click here.
To visit the SEND Local Offer website, please click here
Any Other Business
Message from Hornsea Children Centre:
Hello from Hornsea Children's Centre!
We are excited to announce that we have moved to a new building!
We are able to offer some face-to-face sessions at a reduced capacity and we are still offering family support on a 1:1 basis if things are feeling difficult. We also have a number of activities that are available virtually, or we can even look at a mix and match approach (face-to- face and virtual), whichever is best for you and your family.
For 1:1 family support requests please call: (01964) 537160 or (01482) 391700.
For information and queries about other children's centre services please call:
Hornsea Children's Centre: (01964) 537160
We would love to stay connected with you and would encourage you to follow our Facebook page @erchildrenscentres
Our Offer to You
Download our latest What's On - During the COVID-19 pandemic to find out more on our offer to you by clicking here or on the image below.
The Early Years Team will continue to be available for support with any settings open over the festive period with regards to and advice or guidance in relation to COVID-19 cases
The FISH In-box will be covered on the dates and times below
24 December - until 5pm
25, 26, 27 & 28 December - Closed
29 December - 10am - 6pm 30 December - 10am - 6pm 31 December - 10am - 6pm
1 January - Closed
2 January 10am - 8pm 3 January 10am - 8pm
A reminder that any suspected cases in staff or children and positive cases in parents and family members are now reportable via this online form- https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EREarlyYearsCovidSuspectedCaseResponse/ .
There is no longer the requirement to contact the Families Information Service Hub in these circumstances- you must however still report any positive cases of staff or children attending the setting via this means.
The link will also be available on our Family Services Directory site https://fishwebsearch.eastriding.gov.uk/fishwebsearch/EarlyYearsProvidersZone.aspx
COVID WINTER GRANT SCHEME
On 10 November 2020, the Government announced funding to East Riding of Yorkshire Council to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy (Heating, cooking, lighting), water bills (including sewerage) and other essentials, such as sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers and ovens. The aim is to give vulnerable households peace of mind in the run up to Christmas and over the Winter months during the pandemic, so children will be warm and well-fed this winter.
Due to the limited nature of the funding available, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will implement the Winter Grant Scheme as a discretionary scheme in a phased approach, until the one-off funding has been fully utilised.
* Applications for the grants are open from 7 December 2020 and will close 20 December 2020 to allow for payment before 24 December 2020. The Council cannot guarantee payment of this award before this date.
To apply for the scheme please follow the link
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Click on the following link to access the East Riding Local Offer: Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support for 0-25 year olds.