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Childcare Provider Network

Event/course Code EDU 19/464
Event/course type Network event
Event Introduction The Early Years Childcare Provider Network Sessions will support anyone leading early years practice and provision in pre-schools, day nurseries, out of school and in childminder settings in the Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Richmond.

The Early Years Childcare Provider Network Sessions are facilitated by members of the Early Years Advisory Team. It is an opportunity for the leaders of settings to meet, network and share information and good practice across the sector.

Meetings take place on a termly basis and are repeated in the afternoon and evening to ensure accessibility for as many practitioners as possible.
Event Content The meeting will consist of a combination of presentations and practical sessions supported by the Early Years Team. It is a great opportunity to hear current messages on national and local priorities; everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The content will vary in response to changes in the early years sector but will cover a broad range of issues and topics including early education funding, staff training or government consultation papers. In addition, the sessions will provide updates on current policy relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, Ofsted regulations and local and national priorities or initiatives.

Sessions will support professional development for those leading practice and give opportunities for providers to share their own good practice. Providers will be encouraged to shape elements of the content depending on current and anticipated need. There will be opportunities to hear from guest speakers from within Achieving for Children (AfC) and from other relevant agencies.

In addition there will also be an opportunity to meet with the Inclusion and Improvement Advisors from the Early Years Team an hour after the afternoon session or an hour before the evening session.
Event Learning Outcomes These sessions will offer providers the opportunity to:

• Understand current local and national initiatives.

• Gain relevant knowledge of current policy.
• Be aware of changes in the early years sector and consider any potential impact for their settings.
• Share good practice and network with other local providers.
• Access elements of professional development.
• Participate in a forum where the local authority can consult with providers as appropriate.
Trainers Linda Brown / Elanor Hughes
Course categories Curriculum Networks, Meetings and Conferences
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs Yes 7 - 11 yrs Yes 11 - 19 yrs Yes 19+ yrs Yes 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 25 February 202013:00 - 15:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL