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Your early years news, features and guides round up: 10th April – 5th May 2017

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks. Sustainability Many of us will have grown up in a community where it is taken for granted that there are Cub packs, Girl Guides, sports clubs as well as Parent & Toddler and Playgroups all being run [...]

May 23rd, 2017|

Save the date to celebrate – Wales PPA is turning 30!

It’s our Birthday! All Wales PPA members are invited to our 30th Birthday Celebration Event at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday 6 July  2017 (9.30 – 2.30pm). We are pleased to announce that the renowned Storyteller Neil Griffiths will be joining us for the day. With a full programme of guest speakers, storytelling workshops [...]

May 12th, 2017|

#CyfnodSylfaen | #FoundationPhase

This fantastic set of infographics has been published by Welsh Government to explain the 8 teaching pedagogies that make up the Foundation Phase. Each image can be viewed separately and printed for display. Save Save Save Save Save Save

May 5th, 2017|

Level 3 Playgroup Assistant – Tiny Tots Playgroup (Rumney)

Tiny Tots Playgroup in Rumney, Cardiff are looking to recruit a Level 3 Playgroup Assistant to provide high standards of childcare and education for children attending Tiny Tots playgroup in accordance with playgroup philosophy and Flying Start Regulations. To read the job description in full, click here.

May 5th, 2017|

Auto enrolment – ignore it at your peril!

In the spring 2016 issue of smalltalk we invited Vicky Quigley from Demna Consulting to take you through the Auto Enrolment process step-by-step. A year on, we have asked Vicky to update you, as employers, on the implications of failing to comply with the Auto Enrolment regulations. At the time of writing over 500,000 Employers [...]

April 13th, 2017|

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 13th March – 7th April 2017

There has been plenty of early years press over the past couple of weeks. Here are our pick of the headlines affecting Wales… What’s happening in the childcare sector in Wales The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children – Carl Sargeant, issued a written statement on 23rd March 2017, updating Assembly Members on progress with [...]

April 12th, 2017|

Regional Forum (Powys)

WHEN: Monday 5th June 2017 (6.00 - 7.30pm) WHERE: Plas Dolerw, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2EH Please join us for an evening of discussions and workshops on CSSIW requirements for SASS 2 including the new CSSIW templates and guidelines. Assistance will also be available for SASS part 1 if required. Tea/Coffee will be provided. Please contact [...]

April 11th, 2017|

Progress for Success – Our future starts with you…

Check out the article featured in Wales PPA's latest issue of smalltalk. It is an official guide to the Welsh Governments Progress for Success programme giving details of what qualifications are available through the scheme, who it is available to and how you can apply.

March 29th, 2017|

Pupil Development Grant – Good news for the Early Years

This week, Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education announced in a written statement the changes that will be made to the Pupil Deprivation Grant 2017-18. Which is includes some great news for the Early Years. In her statement, the Minister said that "in taking Wales forward 2016 - 2021 we are committed to ensuring every [...]

March 29th, 2017|

Welsh for Childcare: The Next Steps | Cymraeg am Ofal Plant: Y Camau Nesaf

Are you a childcare practitioner in Torfaen and want to embed the Welsh language more fully into your everyday practice? Yes. Then why not sign up to Welsh for Childcare: The Next Steps. Delivered by experienced staff from the Cwlwm partnership this FREE intermediate course will cover the following topics; me & my family, people [...]

March 27th, 2017|