The DfE will be delivering more CO2 monitors

Provision of CO2 monitors to state-funded education settings, to help monitor indoor ventilation and manage transmission of airborne illnesses

National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

A new, Department for Education-funded, National Professional Qualification in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL) has been developed to increase knowledge of leadership in early years settings

STA: Important update: Changes to the Key Stage 2 Test Dates

An additional bank holiday in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Monday 8 May 2023. As this date had previously been announced as the first day of the 2023 key stage 2 (KS2) test week in England, a change to the KS2 test schedule next year will be necessary.

Early Years: Updates from PACEY

Updates on the childminder mentor programme, and feedback on the ‘Early Years Curriculum Review’ from The British Association for Early Childhood Education.

Winter Readiness Information for Schools and Nurseries from UKHSA

Document published by the UK Health Security Agency on Winter Readiness for schools and nurseries

Early Years: Ofsted Updates

1. Ofsted Guidance Update: Early Years Inspection handbook
2. Ofsted publishes its first review of early years education

Early Years: SEND Targets – SMART

SMART targets are targets that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound whilst also being personal to the child.

Early Years: Speech Language and Communication Needs – INSPIRE training for Professionals

Early Identification and Early Intervention’ for pupils with Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN). Training now available for Spring 23

Early Years: The Toilet Training Journey – INSPIRE training for Professionals

"the toddler, 3-years-old, is sitting on the toilet for toilet training potty or toiet training is the process of training a young child to use the toilet for urination and defecation."

Join INSPIRE staff to learn what the Parent/Caregiver Training programme includes and how Early Years Settings can work in partnership with Parents/Caregivers to support the Toilet Training Journey

Early Years: SENCO Level 3 Training – DfE Funded – apply now

Department for Education Early Years SENCO training – funding available for 5,000 places.