Information for Early Years Practitioners

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – See advice from NHS on symptoms and things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading.

DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Our public health department is providing free online Covid-19 infection prevention and control training (IPC). Book a place:

Support/Training from the Local Authority

Support/Training from the Local Authority

 

Communication and Language

East Sussex Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Pathway

East Sussex Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Pathway Overview

ESCC Child Monitoring Tool V3 (word)

ESCC Child Monitoring Tool V3 (pdf)

Guidance for Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language(EAL) in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Language Checkers (with translations in different languages)

Link to: Information for Parents (including Communication and Language Resources)

 

Physical Development

Early Years Physical Development Pathway

Physical Development Monitoring, Support and Referral Tool

Link to: Information for Parents (including Physical Development Resources)

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) and Well-being

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) Pathway

Guidance on Meeting Children's Emotional Needs in the Early Years (0-5 years)

Resources to support children and young people

Link to: Information for Parents (including PSED and Well-being Resources)

 

Improvement Audits

Reflect the minimum Early Years Foundation Stage statutory requirements.

Childminder Management and Safeguarding Audit - Word Version
Childminder Management and Safeguarding Audit - Excel Version

Group Management and Safeguarding Audit - Word Version
Group Management and Safeguarding Audit - Excel Version

Learning and Development Audit
Childcare Register Audit
Observation of Characteristics of Effective Learning

Online Safety Audit

 

EYPP Toolkit

EYPP Toolkit

 

Parent Partnership

Parent Partnership in the EYFS

Partnerships with Parents: fun-filled ideas

Hungry Little Minds campaign

HOME MATTERS: making the most of the home learning environment - Guidance for schools, nurseries, local authorities and public health partners

 

Practice Guidance

OAPE Toolkit

Schemas

Launchpad to Quality

 

Working with 2 year olds

Integrated Progress Review Documents

Early Years Educational Entitlement (EYEE) Funding information

Current List of Providers Offering Early Learning Places for Funded 2 year olds

2 year old audit

 

Working with Under 2s

Under 2s audit

 

Interacting with babies (0-18m) collaborative research project

Book and website list
Interactions self evaluation activity
Case study - high quality communication
Case study - interacting during routines
Case study - non baby room practitioner skills
Case study - non verbal communication
Case study - settling in
Case study - singing
Case study - sustained shared interactions
Case study - outdoor interactions

 

Helping children stay safe online

Online Safety Toolkit

 

Healthy eating, exercise and diet

Healthy Active Little Ones (HALO)

 

Transition to school

Good practice guidance for transition to school

Deferred or delayed entry to school - guidance for settings
Deferred or delayed entry to school - guidance for schools

Summative Assessment for Transition Document 2020
Summative Assessment - guidance for completion 2020 (COVID-19 update)

Ideas to Support Successful Transition to School

Transition to school guidance COVID-19 2020 - The transition from early years setting to reception will be very different this year. This guidance is to support this transition during the coronavirus pandemic.