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Childminders more upbeat than nurseries over funding

Date Published: 15/12/2016
Despite some early years providers and sector organisations remaining concerned following the Department for Education’s publication of the new Early Years National Funding Formula, there are indications that childminders may be feeling more upbeat. Childminder Sally McGeown Research carried out by PACEY, shared exclusively with…

Toothbrushing programme found to improve children's oral health

Date Published: 15/12/2016
A toothbrushing programme in early years settings has made children less reluctant to clean their teeth. Fairfield Nursery in Stockton-on-Tees was one of the settings that ran the programme Piloted in 68 nurseries and with 20 childminders from April, the Smiles4Children programme explored the best ways…

Allegations of historical child abuse in Nottinghamshire

Date Published: 08/12/2016
Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Police are looking into allegations of child abuse in Nottinghamshire children's homes going back to the 1950s. Children's homes should be a place of safety, and harm of any kind is a dreadful and damaging abuse of…

Free toolkit and training - Supporting Providers for the introduction of 30 hours

Date Published: 01/12/2016
The Family and Childcare Trust has developed a free toolkit to support mixed model partnership approaches to delivering the extended free entitlement for three and four year olds. The interactive toolkit is designed to help childcare providers set up or join a partnership, maximise the benefits of working…

Christmas Activities

Date Published: 01/12/2016
Fancy doing something different this half term?  Check out all of the different activities which are happening across Nottinghamshire on Notts Help Yourself.  Follow this direct link: Christmas Activities  or, if you would prefer to navigate the website yourself; go to www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk  click on Things to do in the Community…

Nottinghamshire County Council Market Position Statement 2016/18

Date Published: 20/10/2016
The purpose of this document is to provide key market intelligence, which will be useful to existing and potential providers in making business and investment decisions. It should act as a starting point for discussions between providers and the County Council by highlighting the social…

October Half Term Activities

Date Published: 20/10/2016
Fancy doing something different this half term?  Check out all of the different activities which are happening across Nottinghamshire on Notts Help Yourself.  Follow this direct link: October Half Term Activities  or, if you would prefer to navigate the website yourself; go to www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk  click on Things to…

Funding formula online calculator launched

Date Published: 12/09/2016
Nursery World reports that a confusion-busting online calculator is helping settings work out what rates they may be getting when the new early years national funding formula is rolled out. Users of the tool, created by Pre-school Learning Alliance, need only choose their local authority area before…

‘Use your NHS wisely’: NHS chief issues financial warning

Date Published: 09/08/2016
Health leaders have issued a financial warning as they face a potentially significant financial shortfall in the coming year. The Chief Officer for NHS Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Groups has announced increasing pressure on local NHS finances and is asking…

Pegasus - Helps you contact Nottinghamshire's Emergency Services

Date Published: 09/08/2016
What is Pegasus? Pegasus is a database that helps people with disabilities and other vulnerable people contact: Nottinghamshire Police Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service East Midlands Ambulance Service (Nottinghamshire) When you register with Pegasus you will be issued with a personal identification number (PIN) that…

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