Your early years news, features and guides round up: 11th – 24th January 2020

Take a look here at some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that have caught our eye these past couple of weeks…   CIW SASS The Self Assessment Service Statement (SASS) deadline is looming on the 4th February 2020... have you submitted yours yet? Don't forget, we are here to support you through [...]

2020-01-24T13:23:26+00:00January 24th, 2020|

Men in the early years – why we need more of them and how we can recruit them

Latest figures show that in England and Wales only 3% of staff working in early years education are male; in Scotland it’s 4%. In more than three-quarters of early years settings, there is not a single male employee. This is not a phenomenon unique to the UK: it is global. The MITEY (Men In The Early [...]

2020-01-13T12:08:44+00:00January 13th, 2020|

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 14th December 2019 – 10th January 2020

A very Happy New Year to you all - and a brand new decade in fact! We have got some exciting things in the pipeline for 2020, so watch this space for any new and exciting projects you and your setting could get involved in. But for now, take a look here at some of [...]

2020-01-10T14:35:38+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Welsh Government Child Poverty Review

The Welsh Government is currently undertaking a cross-government review of their programmes and services to ensure they have maximum impact on the lives of children, young people and families living in poverty. Many of their existing programmes are designed to support families living in poverty with day-to-day living costs (eg. Free School Meals, [...]

2019-12-19T10:15:24+00:00December 19th, 2019|

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 30th November – 13th December 2019

Take a look here at your final early years news round up of 2019...   smalltalk - Winter 2019 We're super excited to see the latest issue land on our desks this week. Have you received yours yet? Published quarterly since spring 1986, and mailed free of charge to all Early Years Wales members. smalltalk is the [...]

2019-12-13T10:05:54+00:00December 13th, 2019|

Early Years Wales announces new Chief Executive Officer

Early Years Wales are pleased to announce the appointment of David Goodger as our new Chief Executive Officer. David will take over from Jane Alexander when she retires at the end of February. We all look forward to supporting him in his new role.  He brings a wealth of experience and skills to [...]

2019-12-13T09:31:40+00:00December 11th, 2019|

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 16th – 29th November 2019

Take a look here at some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that have caught our eye these past couple of weeks…   All Wales Safeguarding Procedures Just a reminder, that the All Wales Safeguarding Procedures are now officially live and are available to view via app only. The procedures detail the essential [...]

2019-11-29T15:44:43+00:00November 29th, 2019|

WIN £50 for your setting and a Lakeland hamper with easyfundraising!

Is your setting looking for an easy way to raise funds this Christmas? Over 185 Early Years Wales settings are using the UK’s leading fundraising website easyfundraising to get free cashback donations whenever their parents shop online. It’s so easy, when anyone involved with your setting does their online shopping via the easyfundraising website [...]

2019-11-21T09:55:28+00:00November 21st, 2019|

5 Nations Early Years Statement on the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

The 5 Early Years support organisations in the UK and Ireland are: Early Childhood Ireland Early Years Early Years Alliance Early Years Scotland Early Years Wales We are proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20th November 2019 and congratulate all who [...]

2019-11-19T16:05:04+00:00November 19th, 2019|