30 Hours Free Childcare – Managing the Autumn term deadline
This term, we’re encouraging parents who want to take up a 30 hours place in the Autumn Term to apply now and no later than the end of June, to get their code in good time. HMRC sometimes needs more information from the parent to check whether they’re eligible, so parents should allow time for this. Childcare providers which close over the school holidays will wish to have secured their September intake well in advance of the end of term.
We would also be grateful if you could continue to remind parents who already have an eligibility code to reconfirm their eligibility for 30 hours and/or Tax-Free Childcare every 3 months.
Please note: the autumn term runs from 1st September to 31st December. Any parents who do not receive a code for an autumn place will need to wait until the spring term to take up 30 hours. Please remind parents of this, and signpost them to other childcare options, including Tax-Free Childcare, via the Childcare Choices website.
The Partner Toolkit, can be found on the provider page of the Childcare Choices website. The aim of the toolkit is to help you to promote 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare so that parents can make the most of the support available. Materials, include FAQs and posters.
Reminder of Staggered Intake Rules for September 2018
Please click here for letter.
As the end of summer term is approaching you may find it a good time to complete the Early Years Inclusion Campaign. You can find the campaign on Learning Together where you can access the full six week programme. The campaign is based on the new Northumberland Early Years Local Offer Principles and is designed to help Early Years providers to enhance their inclusive practice and meet the needs of all the children within the setting.
Just log onto your learning together account and search for ‘Inclusion Campaign’ in Courses.
SEND & Inclusion Storyboards
We are currently gathering evidence of your good practice and producing storyboards to share with other Early Years providers. Here we have an example of a storyboard around the use of the Northumberland Early Years Inclusion Toolkit, we are looking for examples of the following:-
- Disability Access Fund
- Graduated Approach Guidance (in practice)
- Quality First Teaching and Additional Support
- Inclusion Campaign
- Any of your choice
To complete them please use the Google Form link here and we will format it as below.
This form is designed to gather information on how intimate care policies are delivered within your setting. The information gathered will be used to support the writing of the Northumberland Intimate Care Policy which will cover children from 0-19.
By completing this form you agree to us holding the information of your ‘Contact Email Address’ and ‘Setting’. This will not be passed on to any third parties and will only be used to contact you directly for further information, if required.
Please submit this form by 6th July ’18 click here https://goo.gl/forms/AhEQwrN1jH1UovNw2