Early Years Update - 10th April 2024

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10 April 2024
* Eid Mubarak from all of us in the Early Years Team [ #link_1 ]
* Start for Life - The First 1001 days [ #link_2 ]
* Cumberland Family Hub - Launch Day reminder [ #link_3 ]
* Cumberland Education Services - website changeover [ #link_5 ]
* Useful Ratio Guidance [ #link_4 ]
* DfE Experts and Mentors Programme [ #link_7 ]
* CPD and training [ #link_6 ]
* Home learning [ #link_8 ]
Eid Mubarak from all of us in the Early Years Team
Eid is the Islamic festival marking the end of Ramadan, which has been a time of fasting, charity and good deeds for Muslims around the world. Eid al-Fitr is now a time of festivities and family gatherings, and means ‘the feast’ or ‘breaking the fast’
Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr - CBeebies - BBC [
Start for Life - The First 1001 days
*Cumberland’s Start for Life Offer*
Local authorities have been asked by the Department for Education to publish a ‘Start for Life’ offer to provide an overview of the services that are available to families during the period from conception to the age of two.
We want Cumberland’s Start for Life offer to be a useful guide that lets Cumberland families with very young children know about all of the support that is available to them.
It is available to view on the Family Hubs website here - Start for Life Offer in Cumberland | Cumberland Family Hubs [
If you have any feedback or suggestions about other things that we should include, please email – s4life@Cumberland.gov.uk
*New National Campaign ‘If They Could Tell You’ *
NHS Start for life
The Start 4 Life website is a great place to go for trusted advice for families during pregnancy or when caring for a baby or young child - Start for Life home - NHS ( [
Start 4 Life’s new campaign called "If They Could Tell You", highlights how babies use expressions, reactions, noises and cries to communicate their needs and feelings to parents, and promotes the importance and benefits of strong parent infant relationships.
*Manifesto for Babies*
The First 1,001 Days Movement is a coalition of over 200 charities and professionals hosted by the Parent Infant Foundation. They have recently launched their ‘Manifesto for Babies’ calling for better support and wellbeing for babies from pregnancy until age two. The manifesto has five key recommendations which you can read about here - First 1001 Days Manifesto for Babies (parentinfantfoundation.org.uk) [
Family hub
Cumberland Family Hub - Launch Day reminder
Our first Family Hub [
] will be launching in Whitehaven *tomorrow* - Thursday 11 April, 11-3pm – with a family fun day to celebrate the opening of the Hub.
The day will be an opportunity to view the Birth to Five area, sensory room, young person’s room and clinical facilities along with a safe welcoming space for families to get information advice and guidance in one place. For our launch day we will also have lots of fun activities going on for all the family and lots of information stalls. Please share with you families in Whitehaven and invite them to pop along.
If you're on Facebook and haven't already done this - please consider giving Cumberland Family Hubs Facebook page [
] a follow.
Cumberland Education Services - website changeover
On 16th April the training course booking system for Cumberland Education Services will change to a new web address:
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This change will happen on *16th April 2024* and once the change has been made you will no longer be able to access the previous address.
Please ensure that you make a note of the new address and update any bookmarks or shortcuts on your computers accordingly as the old website will not be available after this day.
There should be no need to amend any log-in/password details.
If you have any questions about this please contact the team on School.Development@cumbria.gov.uk_ or call 01228 221315/221316_
Useful Ratio Guidance
As you will be aware, after a review with the sector, the Government made some changes to the EYFS, sone of which related to changes in the staff:child ratios. Parenta have published a useful guide to help Managers and Practitioners to understand the ratios and what the changes may mean for your business:
Your-definitive-guide-to-staff-child-ratios-H2G-compressed.pdf (parenta.com) [
DfE Experts and Mentors Programme
There is a final opportunity to get support from the Department for Education (DfE) Early Years Experts and Mentors Programme before it ends in July 2024. Support is available this summer (April to June 2024) for group-based early years settings and childminders. You are invited by the DfE to sign up for leadership support, coaching, and mentoring tailored to your needs:
Group based settings - Early Years Expert and Mentor Programme | Pen Green Children's Centre [
Childminders - COVID-19 Recovery Childminders | Hempsalls (coramhempsalls.org.uk) [
CPD and training
*Contact’s Early Years SEND Coproduction National Seminar*, in collaboration with Genuine Partnerships will take place on *Wednesday 24th April 2024 - 9:45 - 12:00*
Come and hear thought-provoking and practical examples of co-production in the early years, how settings are developing good practice in working with families where trust has been difficult to achieve. We will hear from families and EY experts about how to involve parent carers in your settings and transition planning.
Contact’s Early Years SEND Coproduction National Seminar Flyer.pdf [
*Foundation Years live event – *Tuesday 16th April at 4.30pm
The agenda for this event has been updated to include a session on the DfE’s Childminder consultation. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite:
Foundation Years Live - Online Event Tickets, Tue 16 Apr 2024 at 16:30 | Eventbrite [
*CSCP - *there are places available at the CSCP Level 2 Child Exploitation Training on Wednesday 24th April at Whitehaven Golf Club, Red Lonning, Whitehaven, CA28 8UD (Function Room) at 13:00-16:00.
Please note, this is in person training.
To register for a place please email CSCP.Training@cumbria.gov.uk and you will be sent a calendar invitation.
Home learning
*_Making the Most of Maths_*__
This week our focus is on Capacity. Please share with parents to support home learning around the development of mathematical concepts.
Making the Most of Maths-Measures Capacity [
*All sheets are now available on our website under the Mathematics tab*
Support for Childminders, Early Years and Childcare Provision | Cumberland Council [
*_Chat, Play, Share_*
As a reminder you can find all our Chat, Play, Share rhyme sheets on our website [
]. This week our focus is on the rhyme 'I’m a Little Teapot'.
Chat Play Share -I’m a Little Teapot [
The Tiny Happy People [
] website has lots of information and fun activities. How about inviting your teddies to a picnic [
]. Role play is a great way to develop communication.
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