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latest news

New Childcare Minister: 22/07/14

Sam Gyimah, MP for East Surrey, has been appointed as the new minister responsible for childcare and early years. He replaces Elizabeth Truss, who h… more

EYFS Framework Clarification: 22/07/14

On page 14, paragraph 2.8, there is an inaccurate cross-reference.  The first sentence which refers to para 1.10, should in fact refer to para … more

Nicky Morgan appointed Education Secretary as Gove and Truss depart : 17/07/14

Nicky Morgan has been appointed Secretary of State for Education as part of a surprisingly sweeping Cabinet reshuffle that has seen a number of chil… more

Dorset future training programme for early years and childcare settings: 17/07/14

From September 2014 the role local authorities (LAs) have in providing information, advice and training to early years and childcare settings change… more


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Early Years and Childcare: Training Credit Package

Applicable 1 September 2014 – 31 March 2015 . … more

Early years and Childcare: Bespoke Training

Academic Year 2014 - 2015 … more


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upcoming events

Launch of Pan Dorset Multi Agency Safeguarding Procedures

Event date : 01 Aug 2014

Short drop-in sessions are being held Firday 1st August 2014. Morning: 10am to 11.00am or 11.30a… more

Consultation deadline on creating a persistent child poverty target (Deadline 14th August 2014)

Event date : 14 Aug 2014

Respond online by following the link below. … more




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