Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues
Early Years Pupil Premium – Looked After Children
If you are aware of any 3-4 year old nursery LAC children who are out county; adopted or Special Guardianship Order, please contact Sophie Downing on 01670 623594 as they are eligible for EYPP.
30 Hour codes Autumn Term 2021-22
Please ensure all 30 hour codes have been validated and have a start date before 31st August. Any child with 30 hour code start date between 1st September – 31st December will not be able to access 30 hours until January.
Autumn Term 2021-22 Headcount (School360 Users)
The deadline for submitting your Autumn term headcount is this Friday 8th October. Please ensure you have entered all details required to maximise your funding! If you require a password reset, please contact sophie.downing@northumberland.gov.uk by 4pm Friday (close of hours).
Please note – you must complete the declaration on the submit tab so we receive your headcount return.
Northumberland Early Years SharePoint Site
All information and resources related to Early Years in Northumberland is now available via our SharePoint Site. Anyone can access the site by filling out a short form, you will then receive immediate access. Settings signed up to the Early Years SLA can access the ‘Training for SLA Members’ section by filling out a separate form – please note this access will need to be approved and is only for people who are signed up and have paid for the Early Years SLA. Links to both forms can be found at: http://northumberlandeducation.co.uk/EYFS/. If you have any problems of questions related to accessing the SharePoint site please email sharepoint.ey@northumberland.gov.uk
Last chance to sign up to the sustainable future climate change project!
The Early Years Team are offering an exciting year-long climate change and sustainability project open to schools, settings and childminders. Please see the poster here and follow this link to the Early Years Training Programme to sign up…

Transdisciplinary CPD Showcase Series highlighting research

Within our Departments of Social Work,  Education and Community Wellbeing AND Nursing, Midwifery and Health, at Northumbria University, we have developed a transdisciplinary CPD showcase series. This will run on Wednesday afternoons from Wednesday 20th October until Wednesday 15th December.

The Showcase is free of charge.  The aim of this showcase series is to engage with colleagues and external providers and to demonstrate some of our research and teaching.

The CPD showcase is online.

Please feel free to browse through and register for the sessions that appeal to you. Also, please share with your colleagues and contacts. https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/business-services/transdisciplinary-cpd-showcase-series/

Once participants have registered, they will receive the appropriate link for the event.  

We hope that some of the subjects will appeal to you. Alternatively, you may have some ideas for future CPD activity or would like to engage with our departments in teaching or research.

Enjoy browsing!


Thank you to all who have subscribed to the Early Years SLA and your commitment to CPD. We have seen a great uptake and interest in the various courses on offer across our programme.

We have had several confirmation letters bounce back over the past couple of weeks, causing some delay in practitioner being notified. To help avoid this, please recheck the address provided before submitting your application. Please don’t cut and paste in the box below as this may be where some of the errors have occurred.  Many thanks for your support.


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