Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:00 - 17:00

The aim of the forum is to provide an opportunity to discuss issues and share practical advice of help to SENCOs in carrying out their roles. The Forum has a commitment to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and inclusion, and to offering a solution-focused, collaborative and mutually supportive resource.

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:45 - 11:15

This drop-in will provide childminders the opportunity to come together with their children to enjoy fun activities linked to their children’s learning and development and strengthen friendships and links between other local childminders.

A childminding development worker from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about registering to offer the FEEE please visit The Hub -

On top of this we will be inviting professionals to attend these sessions. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it hard to access services to support the needs of the children they care for. Therefore we will be inviting professionals such as Area SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), Curriculum leaders, Speech and language therapists, Health visitors, Safeguarding advisors, Early Help advisors and FEEE officers to attend some of these drop-ins. A schedule of these visits will be available shortly.

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:30 - 12:30

Looking at EYFS learning journals and evidence of work to accurately reflect the judgements made around a child’s attainment prior to starting school.

As part of the transition to school, practitioners in Early Years settings write reports and decide what level of attainment a child has reached. This information is sent off to schools but from there it can sometimes be difficult to know how and if this information was received.

Through this training session we want to empower practitioners to feel confident that the information passed on to schools about a child’s attainment is accurate, robust and relevant.

We want teachers in schools to receive transition information and take notice of it and to find it helpful and informative about individual children.

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00 - 12:00

Briefing session which will give attendees an opportunity to raise any questions they have with regards to preparing for introduction of 30hrs FEEE in September 2017
Frequently asked questions:
Do I have to offer up to 30hrs free?
What are disadvantages/benefits of choosing to offer 30hrs?
Do I need to review my admissions policy?
What models of delivery can I operate?
How long or short can sessions be?
How much will I be paid for the FEEE hours that I provide?
How do I ensure that I meet my statutory duty to ensure that invoices and receipts are clear, transparent and itemised allowing parents to see that they have received their child’s free entitlement completely free of charge and understand fees paid for additional hours or services?

There are 3 of these information sessions in total - on Monday 8 May, Monday 5 June & Monday 3 July - you only need to book onto one of these.

Attendees who did not attend the Early Years Business Conference on 21 February 2017 at Gilwell Park are advised to review the resources from this event on The Hub in advance of attending (you will need to be logged on to access all of the documentation):

Attendees will also need to read the following guidance document before the information session:
Early years entitlements: operational guidance for local authorities and providers - April 2017

If you have any specific questions that you would like answered please email them to at least 2 working days before the session so that we can ensure we have the information you require at the session.