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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 [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 10th April – 5th May 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 [...]

May 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Save the date to celebrate – Wales PPA is turning 30!

#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 [...]

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on #CyfnodSylfaen | #FoundationPhase

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, [...]

April 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Auto enrolment – ignore it at your peril!

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 [...]

April 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 13th March – 7th April 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 [...]

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Regional Forum (Powys)

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, [...]

March 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Progress for Success – Our future starts with you…

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. [...]

March 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Pupil Development Grant – Good news for the Early Years

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 [...]

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Welsh for Childcare: The Next Steps | Cymraeg am Ofal Plant: Y Camau Nesaf

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 27th February – 10th March 2017

There has been plenty of early years press over the past couple of weeks. Here are our pick of the headlines affecting Wales… News On average childcare in Wales is £15 less than the British [...]

March 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 27th February – 10th March 2017

What’s inside my smalltalk spring ed?

The spring edition of smalltalk will be dropping through your letterboxes over the weekend. Here's a taster of you can expect to find inside... Firstly, it’s an exciting time for us at Wales PPA, this [...]

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on What’s inside my smalltalk spring ed?

Flu vaccine survey for parents in Wales

Was your child aged 2 or 3 on 31 August 2016?  If so, this is your chance to help Public Health Wales (PHW) plan the children’s flu vaccination programme in Wales next winter!  PHW is [...]

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Flu vaccine survey for parents in Wales

#TalkChildcare: Regional Feedback Forums | #TrafodGofalPlant: Fforymau Adborth Rhanbarthol

Regional Feedback Forums for Childcare Providers The Childcare Offer for Wales - Yet to Register? The Welsh Government would like to invite you to your Regional Feedback Forum If you have yet to register and [...]

March 6th, 2017|Comments Off on #TalkChildcare: Regional Feedback Forums | #TrafodGofalPlant: Fforymau Adborth Rhanbarthol

Free Welsh language toolkit

This free Welsh language toolkit has been developed in conjunction with NDNA & Welsh for Adults. It has been designed to support childcare practitioners when embedding Welsh into their daily practice. It has even be [...]

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Free Welsh language toolkit

Childcare offer in Wales | Cynnig gofal plant yng Nghymru

Welsh Government have commissioned Alma Economics to undertake a review of the childcare sector in Wales. As part of this project, information is required from providers about capacity in the sector and costs of providing [...]

March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Childcare offer in Wales | Cynnig gofal plant yng Nghymru

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 30th January – 24th February 2017

  There has been plenty of early years press over the past couple of weeks. Here are our pick of the headlines affecting Wales… SASS part 2 At the beginning of May 2017, all childcare [...]

February 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 30th January – 24th February 2017

Welsh for childcare | Cymraeg am ofal plant

Are you a childcare practitioner in Torfaen and want to develop the skills needed to be able to embed Welsh into your daily practice? Yes. Then we have just the course for you! Delivered by [...]

February 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Welsh for childcare | Cymraeg am ofal plant

Cynnydd ar gyfer Llwyddiant | Progress for Success

Annwyl Meithrinfeydd, Rydym yn sicr eich bod wedi gweld a chlywed am y cynllun Cynnydd ar gyfer Llwyddiant (progress for Success) Bydd Cam wrth Gam yn cychwyn y cohort cyntaf o fyfyrwyr y cynllun yma’n [...]

February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Cynnydd ar gyfer Llwyddiant | Progress for Success

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 16th – 27th January 2017

There has been plenty of early years press over the past couple of weeks. Here are our pick of the headlines affecting Wales… Childcare With Brexit resulting in a drop in the pound. Our well-respected [...]

January 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 16th – 27th January 2017

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 3rd – 13th January 2017

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 3rd – 13th January 2017 Is it us or does it feel like Christmas was so last year?! There has been plenty of early years press [...]

January 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 3rd – 13th January 2017

Wales PPA is committed to tackling digital exclusion in Wales

Wales PPA is proud to be accredited to Digital Communities Wales and to display our Digital Inclusion Charter to demonstrate our commitment to tackling digital exclusion in Wales.

January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Wales PPA is committed to tackling digital exclusion in Wales

Credit Union; Save, Borrow …Plan for tomorrow

The Cwlwm partnership have posted some very useful information regarding Credit Unions in Wales and the benefits to you and your staff. Read on... Did you know credit unions are financial co-operatives owned and managed [...]

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Credit Union; Save, Borrow …Plan for tomorrow

Avian influenza (bird flu)

The UK Government have issued advice in relation to avian influenza. As childcare & play providers please read and share (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu) It states people who keep poultry, including ‘backyard flocks’ which would include childcare providers [...]

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Avian influenza (bird flu)

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 12th – 23rd December 2016

As 2016 draws to a close we round up the year with these last few important notices… The winter issue of smalltalk should have dropped through your letterboxes before you broke up for Christmas. If [...]

December 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 12th – 23rd December 2016

Digwyddiadau Rhanbarthol Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol / Additional Learning Needs Regional Events

Following the introduction of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill the Welsh Government will be hosting a number of regional events where you can find out how the Bill will affect you. [...]

December 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Digwyddiadau Rhanbarthol Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol / Additional Learning Needs Regional Events

Cymryd rhan: Digwyddiadau ymgysylltu a’r sector blynyddoedd cynnar a gofal plant – Ionawr 2017 / Get involved: Early Years & Childcare Engagement Events – January 2017

Please see the attached document for information released by the Care Council for Wales regarding the development of a new suite of qualifications for early years workers. It is important that all those that work [...]

December 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Cymryd rhan: Digwyddiadau ymgysylltu a’r sector blynyddoedd cynnar a gofal plant – Ionawr 2017 / Get involved: Early Years & Childcare Engagement Events – January 2017

Norovirus outbreak – North Wales

Public Health Wales have issued important info regarding a norovirus outbreak in North Wales schools and nurseries. Please click here for  full details.

December 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Norovirus outbreak – North Wales

What’s inside my small talk winter ed?

Oh my goodness! Where has 2016 gone? How many times have you said that since September? It’s certainly been a busy year for us all. With the latest issue of smalltalk due to land on [...]

December 13th, 2016|Comments Off on What’s inside my small talk winter ed?

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 28th Nov – 9th Dec 2016

Here is our pick of the early years news stories that have caught our attention over the past couple of weeks. Education Welsh Government wants to ensure that the Foundation Phase Profile is as fit [...]

December 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 28th Nov – 9th Dec 2016

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 14th – 25th Nov 2016

Can you believe it’s December next week?! Despite the year drawing to a close, the early years news keeps on coming!! We share some of the stories that have caught our eye over the past [...]

November 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 14th – 25th Nov 2016

Your early years news, features and guides round-up: 31st October – 11th November 2016

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 31st October – 11th November 2016 The headlines have been packed with childcare related headlines over the past few weeks. We’ve put together our pick for [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round-up: 31st October – 11th November 2016

Dangers of flu during pregnancy – expectant mothers encouraged to BEAT FLU now

Dangers of flu during pregnancy – expectant mothers encouraged to BEAT FLU now   The Royal College of Midwives is again backing pleas for pregnant women to protect themselves and their unborn babies this winter. [...]

November 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Dangers of flu during pregnancy – expectant mothers encouraged to BEAT FLU now

#BeatFlu – Parents urged to get their 2-7 year olds vaccinated

Last year uptake of influenza vaccine in children aged two and three was 44.4%, and 63.4% of those eligible in reception class, and school years 1 and 2. This year, the vaccination programme will include [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on #BeatFlu – Parents urged to get their 2-7 year olds vaccinated

#talkchildcare

Welsh Government want your views to help them develop their new 30 hours of free childcare offer. What will the offer be? It is intended that 30 hours a week of free early education and [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on #talkchildcare

The Welsh Government’s Childcare Offer

As part of his five year plan the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has set out his government’s commitment to supporting a prosperous and secure Wales by "Removing barriers to employment by creating the [...]

October 17th, 2016|Comments Off on The Welsh Government’s Childcare Offer

Cwlwm Childcare and Early Years Workforce Survey 2016

This time last year we asked for your help to complete our first Childcare and Early Years Workforce Survey. Thank you to those of you who completed last year’s survey - the information you provided [...]

September 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Cwlwm Childcare and Early Years Workforce Survey 2016

Your early years news, features and guides round-up: 1st – 15th September 2016

Welcome back! We hope you had a fantastic summer and are feeling re-energised and ready for the new term ahead. We’d like to start this latest round up with a big thank you to all [...]

September 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round-up: 1st – 15th September 2016

Free ‘Healthy Friends’ training & resources for childcare settings

How do you get the messages across about health, wellbeing and making healthy lifestyle choices in your setting?   Pop along to one of the following fun, information packed Healthy Friends Network events, held in [...]

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Free ‘Healthy Friends’ training & resources for childcare settings

What’s inside my small talk autumn ed?

What's inside my small talk autumn ed? As we wave goodbye to summer, what better way to welcome in autumn than with small talk magazine. Our latest issue is due to be dropping through [...]

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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