Early Years Offer

The offer:

Early Years providers in the Opportunity Area can access a wide range of support suitable for all types of practitioner. The OA is funding a targeted offer for 19 providers. This offer is bespoke to each setting and responds to their priorities and needs.

The OA is also funding a universal offer for all settings and childminders in the OA. This offer includes:

Five to Thrive Training

  • Delivered by Kate Cairns
  • 90 minute webinars and e-learning modules running April – May on:
    • Toxic Stress and Community Resilience
    • Five to Thrive
  • 1 – 2 hour follow-up online sessions/networks and peer support running May – July
  • Option to become a Five to Thrive Champion

REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) Training

  • Delivered by National Children’s Bureau
  • Full 2 day training (4 x 3 hour online sessions) running March – May
  • Light touch 1 day training (2 x 3 hour online sessions) running May – June
  • 1 – 2 hour follow-up online sessions/networks and peer support running May – July
  • A bursary is available for families linked to the providers taking part in the 2 term programme

Cambridgeshire CLL Modular Pathway

  • Delivered by Ben Kingston-Hughes
  • A pathway with courses for newly qualified to graduate level practitioners
  • Opportunity to achieve a Level 3 Award in Speech, Language and Communication

Business and Governance Training

  • Delivered by Jacqui Burke, Flourishing People
  • A suite of 1-hour webinars on business planning, finance and governance running April – July
  • Specific training for committees or governors of early years provision, managers, leaders and childminders
  • Group surgeries

SEMH Support for Staff:

  • 24 hour staff mental wellbeing support and 6 free counselling sessions

Please note that some online sessions will be recorded and accessible at any time after the live session. Settings can get a bursary of up to £1,000 and childminders up to £500 to support engagement or purchase resources for the provision.

More information and contact:

If you are interested in the offer, please email Quality.AssuranceTeam@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to request an OA Early Years Offer Request Form and return it by Friday 12 February 2021.