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Information & Childcare Team
The Information & Childcare Team offer advice and support to practitioners, parents and carers on the many issues surrounding childcare and Early Years across Warrington. The team consists of;

Early Years Quality Support Officers and Early Help Team Leaders - They lead on the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) support to childcare providers and promote high quality provision across the borough by supporting providers with their quality, business and training needs.

Early Years Childcare Development Officers - Support childminders and out of school providers, as well as providing a comprehensive CPD programme.

Early Education Funding (EEF)

Early Education Funding funding is available to all 3 and 4 year olds and limited funding for some 2 year olds in the Warrington area. The funding enables children to access up to 15 hours per week of high quality early education, at a pre-school playgroup, private day nursery, maintained nursery class/school or childminder. For more detailed information contact the Early Education Funding Team

Contact any member of the Information & Childcare Team for more information at childcaretraining@warrington.gov.uk or view the courses through this website.
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Warrington's Early Help Evidence-Based Parenting Offer
16 Jul
Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the updated Warrington’s Early Help Evidence-Based Parenting Offer and Planner for September 2018 to July 2019. All referrals will be screened and allocated to a waiting list and referrers will be notified of which programme the family have been placed on. Closer to the start date of the course, Parenting Co-Ordinators will contact referrers and confirm ability of parent to attend (time, day and venue). A home visit will then be completed to determine course readiness and referrers will be notified of outcome. If you have any queries in regards to making a referral or an update on any referral made, please do not hesitate to contact the parenting co-ordinators on the numbers below. Thank you. Kind regards, Louise Donaldson Suzanne Clements Parenting Co-Ordinator Parenting Co-Ordinator Complex Families Complex Families Early Help Division Early Help Division Families and Wellbeing Directorate Families and Wellbeing Directorate Warrington Borough Council Warrington Borough Council 2nd Floor 2nd Floor New Town House New Town House Buttermarket Street Buttermarket Street Warrington Warrington WA1 2NH WA1 2NH Office: 01925 444266 Office: 01925 442894 Mobile: 07815 590130 Mobile: 07976 682670
Summer Fest 2018
06 Jul
Need to entertain the kids this summer? Find out about fun activities, summer camps, youth activities, sports clubs plus information on childcare and much more on the My Life Warrington website www.mylifewarrington.co.uk There is a variety of activities and entertainment happening across the borough so there is no chance of the kids getting bored this summer! Including summer clubs in our neighbourhoods giving children the chance to enjoy a healthy meal and get active. Take a look at what's going on and get some date in your diary. The great thing is some of them are free.
Summer Fun for families in the Neighbourhoods
06 Jul
Neighbourhoods in Warrington are running a Warrington Summer club with free* activities and fun for families over the school holidays including games, crafts and healthy living. All children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Refreshments (breakfast, lunch and/or snacks) will be provided. *Activities are free unless stated otherwise. Booking is advised but not essential.
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Training & Events

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21 Jul
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
• Understand the terminology used in food safety. • Understand the laws that apply to food handlers. • Understand the concepts of food hazards. • Understand how to take product and equipment temperatures. • Understand how a reduction in storage temperature will minimise bacterial multiplication. • Understand the importance of high temperatures in the supply of safe food. • Understand that food handlers can impose a risk to food safety. • Understand the importance of utilising appropriate storage conditions for different types of food. • Understand the importance of cleaning in food premises.
23
23 Jul
Early Years Quality Network - Summer 2018 AM
Full details to be advised.
26
26 Jul
Working with domestic abuse perpetrators
This 1 day course has been designed to equip practitioners to create a culture of engagement with the whole family where domestic abuse is a feature. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Identify DA perpetrator typologies and capacity to change Feel confident and equipped to handle direct contact with perpetrators Encourage people who harm others to seek help and be able to offer support
27
27 Jul
Warrington SENCO Networks for Early Years Practitioners
You will have the opportunity to reflect and build on your practice as well as learning what others are doing in their settings, gaining a deeper understanding of quality teaching practices which can help our children with SEND.
27
27 Jul
Warrington SENCO Networks for Early Years Practitioners
You will have the opportunity to reflect and build on your practice as well as learning what others are doing in their settings, gaining a deeper understanding of quality teaching practices which can help our children with SEND.