Early Years Learning and Welfare

The EYLW team offer support, guidance and challenge to Early Years providers within the Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) sector including Childminders.

The team work to ensure settings are implementing the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

This is achieved by focused visits to providers and training; both universal and bespoke. Opportunities for practitioners, leaders, and committees are provided which enable discussion around pertinent policy and related issues, local initiatives etc. Additional network opportunities are provided such as Leaders and Managers briefingsSENCo networks and Shared Foundation Partnerships.

The primary aim is to continually improve provision ensuring the highest quality experiences leading to all children achieving a good level of development at the end of their Foundation Stage year

EYFS Observation, Assessment and Planning

These resources are to support you with developing your planning and assessment formats to ensure that they reflect the language and ethos of the revised EYFS.

Communication and Language Resources

Access resources and information relating to communication and language.

Information for Early Years SENCos

Information for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCos) in Early Years settings and school nurseries regarding support for pre-school children with a variety of disabilities and special educational needs (SEN).

Setting up Childcare Provision

If you are thinking about setting up any childcare provision in the City of York area then there are lots of things to take into account.

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