Information for practitioners
The Early Years Advisory Team
The Early Years Advisory Team provides support and training for all Early Years practitioners including childminders and teachers, working in Westminster.
What do we do?
The team includes Early Years Advisory Teachers, Childcare Development Officers and inclusion specialists. We work as an integrated team, viewing learning and care as inseparable, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). All members of the Early Years team can provide support, advice, and training on children from birth until five years old.
Examples of the type of support we provide include;
Learning within the Early Years.
Ensuring inclusive practice.
Providing specialist advice for children with more complex additional needs.
Supporting and moderating assessment using the EYFS Profile for children at the end of the Foundation Stage.
Ensuring effective transitions between and within settings and schools.
Working with childminders, as well as with settings.
Ensuring the welfare requirements are met.
Working closely with families of children with additional needs.
If you need support or advice from the Early Years Advisory Team, please contact the Family Information Service on 020 7641 7929 or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to speak to someone in our team.
Early Years Training Programme
Early Years training is managed by the Triborough Workforce Development Service. This provides a comprehensive programme including training addressing specific statutory requirements of the EYFS. Currently courses are open to all practitioners working with children under 5, including those working in:
Private and voluntary settings
Independent and maintained schools and nurseries
For further information; to be sent a hard copy of the training programme; to give feedback; or to request specific courses please contact :
Emma Biskupski, Workforce Development Tri-Borough Commissioning Directorate, Room 139 Kensington Town Hall, Horton Street, London, W8
Tel: 020 8753 3759, email: email@example.com
In addition to the Triborough offer, the Westminster Early Years Advisory Team can also provide locality and setting-specific training on all areas of the revised EYFS. If you have a specific request please contact our team through the Family Information Service, firstname.lastname@example.org
Publications & Links
To find out general advice and the latest guidance for Early Years practitioners see:
Department for Education www.dfe.gov.uk. The latest news and general information can be found under ‘Early Learning and Childcare’.
Ofsted www.ofsted.gov.uk, which provides information regarding inspection and requirements for Early Years provision.
The following publications have been specifically requested by practitioners and are available to download here for your convenience.
If you would like any other publications to be available here please contact the Family Information Service on 020 7641 7929 or email.
These documents provide information to support service delivery. If you require additonal information please contact the FIS team.
NHS Services and Childrens Centres - how to share information appropriately with Childrens Centre Staff (1.40 mb)This leaflet is for all staff working in, from, and with, Sure Start Children's Centres.
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