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Early years settings within the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sector across Barnet which are in receipt of Free Entitlement to Early Education (FEE) funding are entitled to support from Barnet's Early Years Settings Support Teams.

Barnet Early Years Standards Team

The Early Years Standards Team provides guidance, support and training across all early years sectors to raise quality and improve educational standards. This includes advice on organising an appropriate learning environment, assessment of children’s development and progress including the two year old progress check and preparation and action related to Ofsted inspections. The team works with all early years settings and childminders supporting children from birth to six-years-old. Support is given to all new settings, and then provided according to the level of need within settings.

For further information please contact:

Bethany Patrick
tel:
 07901 115 339
email: bethany.patrick@barnet.gov.uk

Barnet Pre-school Inclusion Team (Area SENCOs)

The Area SENCOs in the Pre-school Inclusion Team promote early intervention and inclusive learning environments within each of Barnet’s private, voluntary and independent early years settings (PVIs). The team provide support to the SENCO in each setting in order to help her/him to carry out the SENCO role and duties in order to ensure that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEN) can be fully included in all PVI early years settings.

The team offers regular consultation visits as well as INSET and central training on a variety of SEN and inclusion themes.

The Pre-school Inclusion Team work closely with colleagues in the Early Years Standards Team, Pre-school Learning Alliance, Pre-school Teaching Team and the Specialist Provision Team. They are able to offer joint consultation visits in order to support all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Pre-school Inclusion Team documents can be downloaded here.

For further information please contact:

Hilary Solomon, Team Leader
tel:
020 8359 7612
email: hilary.solomon@barnet.gov.uk

Barnet Pre-school Learning Alliance

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is a national educational charity, formed in 1962. Barnet sub-committee has been established in the London Borough of Barnet since 1968 and supports pre-schools/nurseries and parent and toddler groups.

Information and advice provided by the team includes:

  • Pre-schools/nurseries - guidance relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage specifically relating to the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, Ofsted requirements, business management support, legal advice, recruitment and employment advice, and the development of policies and procedures.
  • Parent and Toddlers – support in setting up a parent and toddler group, advice about how to ensure parents/carers and children get the most out of the experience of attending a parent and toddler group, training for both leaders and parents, information and advice on safeguarding, health and safety, recruiting volunteers and funding.

For further information please contact:
tel: 020 8440 3251
email: barnet@pre-school.org.uk

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