Consultation and Participation – Celebrating the Voice of the Child
Monday 10th June marked the first day of Participation week on our facebook page. Members of the team have been posting some interesting information on celebrating the voice of the child. If you would like to join our Facebook group and take part, search for ‘Northumberland Early Years Providers‘ and answer the questions.
Early Years Qualifications and Safer Recruitment
Recruitment continues to be an ongoing problem in some areas of the County. Please be aware, as part of safer recruitment practice, that it is essential for providers to have sight of and to check any potential candidates qualifications prior to appointment. To be included within the EYFS ratios, ALL qualifications MUST be deemed full and relevant as per the DfE list (see EYFS page 21, foot note 28 for further details).
Since September 2014, staff holding an Early Educator qualification L3 Must also have the relevant qualifications in Maths and English to be counted in ratios at L3. You can find further details in the link below.
Should you need to use an agency for supply cover, please check the suitability of qualification ahainst the DfE qualification checker, rather than rely solely on the agency direct to ensure they are deemed full and relevant to be included within the EYFS ratios.
Please find the link to the DfE qualification checker for full details.