Childcare Partnerships Training Needs Analysis for CPD Training June 2018

Dear Colleague,

 

We would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete the Childcare Partnership Training Needs Analysis survey using the link below:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WXRZMQF

 

Please complete the survey by 22nd June 2018, this survey will inform the future Continuous Professional Development training that we will offer to early years providers.

 

Many Thanks

CCP Training Team

 

 

 

Employers for Childcare Annual Childcare Cost Survey – Have your say

 

Employers for Childcare have just launched their ninth Annual Childcare Cost Survey and would be grateful for input from parents, guardians and childcare providers.

 

The survey explores the cost and provision of childcare and how this impacts on families but also the cost and provision of childcare from the perspective of childcare providers. It is the most extensive study of its kind in Northern Ireland and is widely used to inform political debates and policy development in relation to the affordability of childcare, and service delivery – and we hope will continue to be useful to the work of the Childcare For All campaign moving forward.

 

Last year’s results showed the average weekly cost of a full-time childcare place was £168, almost 40% of average household income.  Yet at the same time, while 59% of childcare providers reported they were just breaking even or making a loss, the majority (77%) had chosen not to increase their fees.  This it is anticipated the survey will emphasise how essential the childcare infrastructure is to parents here whilst highlighting how the ongoing strain of rising living costs such as food, clothing and heating, coupled with the cost of childcare, can impact negatively on families. This year, Employers for Childcare are also interested in finding out more about the experiences of families who rely on grandparents to provide childcare.

 

The survey can be found here – : www.employersforchildcare.org/news-item/share-your-experience-of-childcare-in-northern-ireland/

 

You can also find it on twitter and facebook:

 

 

Presentations from Northern Childcare Partnership 14th March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sure Start Celebrating the Importance of the Early Years

The Childcare Partnerships within the Health & Social Care Board and the Department of Education jointly hosted a Sure Start event on the 25th January 2018 in Belfast City Hall, to celebrate the Importance of the Early Years for children and families across Northern Ireland.   The event brought together 180 professionals from a range of statutory, voluntary, community organisations and elected representatives to celebrate the work of Sure Start and to launch the findings of a Sure Start Parental Survey.

 

Click to download Press Release.

 

Click to download the Sure Start Parental Survey 2017.

 

Click to download the Sure Start Booklet 2017.

Getting Ready to Learn – 2018-19 Applications

 

Are you a DE Funded Pre-School wanting to improve parental engagement?

 

500 DE Funded Pre-school settings are participating in Getting Ready to Learn this year, to engage parents more effectively, helping them to create and sustain positive home learning environments.

 

Funding is available to help settings establish programmes and support will be provided by the Getting Ready to Learn team, during the application process and throughout the year!

How to get involved!

 

Application forms are now downloadable on the Getting Ready to Learn website for September 2018-19

 

Website:   www.gettingreadytolearn.co.uk

Email:       grtl@eani.org.uk