Information for Early Years Practitioners

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Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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)

Top tips for settling in children

 

Early Years Mental Health and Emotional Well-being (MHEW)

Support for staff:

NHS Every Mind Matters
Mind: How to manage stress
Mental Health at Work - Coronavirus support for you and your colleagues
NHS Mind Plan (free)


Training/CPD for staff:

Early Years Mental Health and Emotional Well-being webinars - please scroll down and find ‘Webinars 1&2 - Video Recordings (adapted for Early Years)’ where you will also find the PowerPoints for each webinar and the supporting resources referred to throughout the training. If you have any questions regarding these webinars, please contact Katie Kobylak – katie.kobylak@eastsussex.gov.uk

Free online ACES training - Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences Early Trauma Online Learning
How brains are built: The core story of brain development – YouTube video


Support for children:

Pacey article on self-regulation
Self-regulation activity ideas
Cosmic Yoga for children
BookTrust: Books which help ease anxiety in children
"Just breathe" YouTube video
Make emotion balls with children – from the HALO team
Boingboing – learn more about resilience

 

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

Observation of Characteristics of Effective Learning

Childcare Register Audit

Online Safety Audit

 

EYPP Toolkit

EYPP Toolkit

 

Parent Partnership

This information is for Early Years settings.  Further information to help parents is available under the Information for Parents section.

Parent Partnership in the EYFS - a selection of case studies and research into building effective relationships with parents.

Partnerships with Parents: fun-filled ideas - a selection of ideas to support parents participate in home learning

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

 

Practice Guidance

Observation, assessment and planning resources

Schemas

Launchpad to Quality

 

Working with 2 year olds

Integrated Progress Review Documents

Early Years Educational Entitlement (EYEE) Funding information

2 year old audit

 

Working with Under 2s

Under 2s audit

 

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

Project report
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

School Admissions - starting school for the first time (4+)

Good practice guidance for transition to school

Deferred or delayed entry to school - guidance for settings 2020-21

Summative Assessment for Transition Document 2021
Summative Assessment - guidance for completion 2021 (COVID-19 update)

Ideas to Support Successful Transition to School

Transition to school guidance COVID-19 2021 - 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.