The DfE have announced that the EYFSP will not be mandatory this year. No external moderation visits will take place and you will not be required to submit your assessments to the LA. Please see the link and in particular, section 6.2 Early years foundation stage:...
Please find the ECHO flyer for an online CPD session in February with Julie Fisher. The cost and booking details are on the flyer which can be downloaded here.
The EYFS Profile Handbook for 2021 has now been published and can be downloaded here.
The Safeguarding Education Team briefing and Early Years DSL Autumn Network Meeting 2020 documents can be downloaded here in pdf. Safeguarding Education Team briefing Early Years DSL Autumn Network Meeting 2020
Feeding Bristol has released The Children’s Kitchen Winter Recipes. 2000 families will be receiving a printed copy this week through Food Clubs, Families in Focus and Bristol Sport Foundation. Please read the pdf version here.
Research from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Foundation suggests we need to focus more on early years. Please read more here.
ICAN Early Talk Boost Training January + April 2021 Please find information below about the upcoming ICAN Early Talk Boost training, run by Bristol Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Team. We are holding 2 courses; one in January and one in April 2021. ICAN Early...
Watch how Bristol pulled together during the pandemic to feed the city & hear inspirational stories from the people at its heart. Find out more about the city's food:
The STA have today published the 2021 Early Years Foundation Stage Assessment and Reporting Arrangements. To view the document please Click Here
To view the document please Click Here
Online Early Years DT Briefing Thursday 10 December 2020, 9am to 10.30am This session is for Early Years colleagues with responsibility for Children in Care The course is free, but you need to book a place. Places are limited. We may run other sessions if there is...
Not all babies are in the same boat: Exploring how family activities changed during the UK COVID-19 Lockdown
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Ofsted COVID-19 series Please view the webpage here.
Lockdown babies: Children born during the coronavirus crisis Please view the document here.
Early Years Covid-19 Reporting Information Click Here
Bump2Baby Wellbeing is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all perinatal mental health services in the Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire area. Visit the Website here.
ECHO flyer for an online CPD session in November with Chris Pascall and Tony Bertram can be downloaded here.
Resources, Activities, and Tips for Families to empower children to work towards racial equality. Download the Guide Here.
Tasty, Family Recipes are available in 16 Languages on the Feeding Bristol Website here.
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The launch of The Bristol Early Years Teaching School Alliance CPD offer for 2020/2021. More details can be found here.
Mothers and babies will benefit from a new multi-million pound fund to give people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) or poorer backgrounds the best chance at a healthy start in life. Please read the Press Release on the Gov.uk website here
EYFS Statutory Framework for Early Adopter Schools The DfE have now published the revised EYFS Statutory Framework which will be mandatory for Early Adopter Schools only from 1st September 2020. All other schools are to carry on using the existing Framework in...
Best Beginnings – A proposal for a new early years guarantee to give all children in England the best start in life
July 2020 Please visit the link here.
This year the Feeding Bristol Healthy Holidays campaign is about providing more than just food to the city’s children. As well as providing food resources Feeding Bristol will provide additional support through educational information and videos, cooking demos and...
10 top tips to encourage children to read. Please visit the link here.
A major new review into improving health outcomes in babies and young children has launched today. Please visit the link here.
Early Learning Contacts
Nicola Theobald, Early Years Improvement Officer
Nicky Bale, Foundation Years Bristol Standard Consultant
Smi Pearce, Foundation Years Consultant Assessment and Transition
Kate Hubble Foundation Years Consultant
Beth Osborne Foundation Years Consultant Birth to Three