Early Years Childcare July 2015 Duties of LA

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Early Years & Childcare July 2015

Early Years & Childcare July 2015

Duties of LA Childcare Act 2006 placed statutory duties on Local Authorities including: §

Duties of LA Childcare Act 2006 placed statutory duties on Local Authorities including: § To secure sufficient childcare to enable parents to access employment/training § To improve outcomes for under 5 s and reduce inequalities

Early years and childcare team § Early Years Advisory Teachers are linked to Children

Early years and childcare team § Early Years Advisory Teachers are linked to Children Centre areas and support the early years settings with implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. § They have a dual role and also act as Area SENCo for the settings, and are Integrated Assessment Coordinators

Early years and childcare team § Childcare Development workers work alongside early years and

Early years and childcare team § Childcare Development workers work alongside early years and childcare settings to support with: § management and committee, quality of provision, recruitment, safeguarding signposting, pre and post Ofsted support. § Development of new provision

Early years and childcare team § Children and Young People’s Information Service § Southampton

Early years and childcare team § Children and Young People’s Information Service § Southampton Information Directory. Children and Families and SEND Local Offer § Individual support/guidance § Brokerage

2 year old early education funding § Research shows that 2 year olds, especially

2 year old early education funding § Research shows that 2 year olds, especially from more deprived backgrounds, benefit from attending high quality early education (eg Sylva et al, Maisey et al). § Funding is available for eligible 2 year olds to access quality childcare § 15 hours per week term time or 570 hours a year. § More information at: southampton. gov. uk/schools-learning/preschool/2 -year-olds. aspx

2 year old Early Education funding § 40% of all 2 year olds are

2 year old Early Education funding § 40% of all 2 year olds are eligible (c 1, 500 in Southampton) § this includes all looked after children- but only 17% are known to be in a setting § And families who meet free school meals’ criteria or whose income is up to £ 16, 190 § Online checker: cloudforedu. org. uk/oeye/southampton

2 year old funding eligibility § If the parent/carer is receiving: § Income Support

2 year old funding eligibility § If the parent/carer is receiving: § Income Support § Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance § Income-related Employment and Support Allowance § Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 § The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit (continued)

2 year old funding eligibility § Child Tax Credit, provided the parent is not

2 year old funding eligibility § Child Tax Credit, provided the parent is not entitled to Working Tax Credit and has an annual gross Income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) of no more than £ 16, 190 § the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit § the Working Tax Credit 4 -week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) § Universal Credit • Income Support

3 and 4 year old early education § 3 & 4 year old funding

3 and 4 year old early education § 3 & 4 year old funding is universally available to all. § 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year or 570 hours a year. § Flexible options of taking this childcare in nearly all settings. § 97% of 3 and 4 year olds attend

Early Education Types of childcare that free entitlement can be taken in: § Childminders

Early Education Types of childcare that free entitlement can be taken in: § Childminders § Pre-schools § Day nurseries § School based nursery class § Independent schools § Combination of settings

Early Education § All settings are registered with Of. STED as the regulatory body

Early Education § All settings are registered with Of. STED as the regulatory body and are inspected by Of. STED. § High percentage of Southampton provision is judged as good or outstanding (87. 1% overall)

What can you do? § Check that eligible 2 year olds and all 3

What can you do? § Check that eligible 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds are taking up their place. § CYPIS can help to find a place- or contact your local Children’s centre § Ensure where they attend is recorded on PARIS § Try to have supervised contacts at times where it doesn’t stop children attending their preschool place § PEPs for looked after children

Early years and childcare team : § Anne Downie, Team Manager § anne. downie

Early years and childcare team : § Anne Downie, Team Manager § anne. downie @southampton. gov. uk § Tel 023 8083 4252 § Darrin Hunter, Project Coordinator § Susan Vaughan, Team Leader, Early Years’ Advisory Teachers § Andrea Denton-Farnworth, Senior Information Officer, CYPIS § Development team, Tel: 023 8083 3911