Tune into funding alerts. Here are two: Special Education Needs schools may want to approach the Foyle Foundation; or try the Heritage Lottery Fund's Young Roots programme for ideas and funding. Also, Kellogg's offers help to run breakfast clubs.
Training and events: Our free workshops: local authority staff may also be interested. Please get in touch.
How will Ofsted's new Early Years inspection regime affect your setting? Find an Ofsted Inspection Workshop near you.
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News from Ofsted: Childcare settings judged as requiring improvement probably won't receive monitoring visits soon after.
Tip 1: When deciding which features you want in a childcare business software package, make two lists - a 'needs' list and a 'nice to have list'.
Tip 2: Take a blended approach to staffing school-based childcaare. Include chldcare and after-school duties in staff job descriptions.
Meet the Childcare in Schools team.
Ask us a question about developing your full-year/full-day school-based childcare and holiday activities offer for older children.
Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy, near Wigan: This Academy uses its back office support and administration services to make its school-based childcare and holiday provision more viable.
Tor View Community Special School, Haslingden, Lancs: This school manages its own provision, helps all the staff to take ownership of and embrace the provision. 'It's also such a good advert for the school!' Andy Squire, Principal.