Talking Early Years and Childcare

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The Talking Early Years and Childcare Team specialises in early years and childcare and is dedicated to supporting childcare settings of all types across Telford and Wrekin including private, voluntary and Council maintained provision.

The team's work includes:

  • aiding the sustainability of childcare provision
  • offering advice on a variety of training programmes to support all business needs
  • looking after prospective and newly registered childminders
  • offering pre-OFSTED checks to established settings and childminders to support them through their inspections
  • ongoing support, advice and challenge to ensure quality childcare in Telford & Wrekin
  • assessing and monitoring the childminders on the Childminding Quality Assured Network
  • offering advice, practical guidance, support and signposting to breakfast clubs/afterschool clubs
  • ensuring the delivery of 2, 3 and 4 year old funded places
  • monitoring the market and identifying sufficiency
  • support and guidance with Child Protection Awareness
  • deliver and co-ordinate targeted training packages to childcare providers enabling quality
  • work in partnership with commissioning to broker short breaks and respite care packages for families in need
  • supporting settings to access inclusion panel support
  • advise on SEND concerns.
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Last updated: 5.27pm on Tuesday 31 July 2018

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