472 children are currently accessing their extended entitlement across the County this is great news, thank you for all your support!
Please note – there are a number of families with eligibility letters for January and April starts (term after their child turns 3) if they have not done so already parents may be about to approach you to book places for next year.
We hope to let you know in next weeks update email if there will be a further phase of applications before Christmas.
Once again please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any support requirements.
2 Year Old Entitlement
We are delighted that take up is once again high this term at 83% with 907 children taking up their entitlement. ‘Golden tickets’ were posted to eligible parents last week with an expiry date of headcount next term, please note parents must book a place and start before the expiry date on the letters. Please contact your childcare development worker if you require any support in increasing take up at your provision we are committed to increasing take up term on term to ensure as many children benefit as possible!
Two Year old Event
Please don’t forget to book your place at this one off opportunity multi professional fun information event, where you will have the opportunity to explore 2 year old child development holistically including quality environments
(see attached information).
We are experiencing a number of queries due to incomplete parental data being submitted, consequently you are not accessing all the funding available to you. Please note that parental date of birth, surname and National Insurance Number must be submitted fully and correctly to ensure the checks can be completed and we can passport as much funding to you as possible.
On Entry Assessment
Please ensure you read the letter emailed on 22nd November with regards to this.
Please find attached the ‘Building Partnerships‘ toolkit that we have developed to support PVI’s and schools to form strong partnerships. This is a first version and is still a work in progress, please send any feedback you have to sophie.downing@northumberland.
gov.uk. and contact Eve 01670 622726 or Theresa 01670 622743 for support.