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COVID-19 support and information for families

Some events and services may have a limited offer at this time. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through. If you have any queries, please email…

Early Years Reports for Practitioners

Key national research reports that have shaped the agenda for children's services.  Conception to age 2 - the age of opportunity A wide range of research now shows that conception to age 2 is a crucial phase of human development. How we treat 0-2 year-olds shapes their…

Elective Home Education

Educating your child at home is also known as Elective Home Education (EHE) and is where parents provide education for their children at home instead of sending them to school. It is not home tuition provided by the local authority (LA) or when the LA…

EYFS resources

Guidance documents for Early Years Foundation Stage practitioners EYFS Profile Handbook 2014The statutiory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage Parents' Guide to the EYFS What to expect, when Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage EYFS Handbook Standards and Testing…

Legislation and guidance from central Government

Statutory and non-statutory guidance documents from the Department for Education and other central Government departments Early Years Outcomes. DfE 2013 A non-statutory guide for practitioners and inspectors to help inform understanding of development through the early years Healthy Child Programme. DoH 2009 Pregnancy and the first five…

New statutory guidance for early years and childcare

The Department for Education has published its new statutory guidance for implementing the requirements of the Childcare Act 2016. In particular the delivery of the new extended entitlement to 30 hours funded early years provsion, effecitve from September 2017. A model agreeement for providing the…

Opening or closing a childcare business

The following information is essential reading for those wishing to become registered childcare providers in the City of London. It will support you in understanding what is required and how to best support children in their early years journey. If you are thinking about setting…

Policies and key documents

Must-read documents for all children's practitioners; from national government departments and independent research bodies Legislation and guidance from central government Reports - research reports and studies relating to childcare and child development

Practitioners' Pages

Welcome to the FYi Practitioners Pages: the online portal for everyone who works with children and families in the City of London. We want this to be the most useful online resource in the City for all our children's workforce, and we would love to…

Resources

Documents and other tools to support your practice. SEND workshop videos Watch the recent SEND workshop for early years providers, delivered by previous Area SENCO, Emma Slaughter, and Laurence Hime, Principle Educational Psychologist.  Part 1 (30 minutes) Part 2 (37 minutes) Part 3 (19 minutes)…
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