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Grant Gofal Plant Busnes Cymru | Business Wales Childcare Grant

Grant Gofal Plant Busnes Cymru Mae Busnes Cymru yn cynnig cyfle i ddarparwyr gofal plant yng Nghymru i ymgeisio am Grant Gofal Plant. Pwrpas y grant yw annog darparwyr yng Nghymru i ehangu llefydd [...]

November 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Grant Gofal Plant Busnes Cymru | Business Wales Childcare Grant

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 3rd – 16th November 2018

Take a look here at some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that have caught our eye the past couple of weeks…   easyfundraising WIN a £100 Argos voucher for your setting with [...]

November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 3rd – 16th November 2018

WIN a £100 Argos voucher for your setting with easyfundraising!

WIN a £100 Argos voucher for your setting with easyfundraising! At Early Years Wales, we want to show you how you can convert online shopping into FREE cash for your setting with easyfundraising. To prove [...]

November 5th, 2018|Comments Off on WIN a £100 Argos voucher for your setting with easyfundraising!

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 20th – 2nd November 2018

Take a look here at some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that have caught our eye the past couple of weeks…   LEGO's Big Cats Did you get a chance to come [...]

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 20th – 2nd November 2018

All Wales Induction Framework for Early Years & Childcare

Please find below a link to the all new All Wales Induction Framework for Early Years and Childcare. Early Years Wales (formally Wales PPA) has been very involved in helping to develop this [...]

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on All Wales Induction Framework for Early Years & Childcare

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 6th – 19th October 2018

Take a look here at some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that have caught our eye the past couple of weeks…   Members Forums Did you attend any of our Members Forums [...]

October 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 6th – 19th October 2018

Letter from Welsh Government regarding the disruption to the supply of Epipen® (October 2018)

Please follow the links below to read the full letter from Welsh Government regarding the recent disruption to the supply of Epipen®. Letter with update on use of Epipens in schools - October 2018 (Cymraeg) Letter [...]

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Letter from Welsh Government regarding the disruption to the supply of Epipen® (October 2018)

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 22nd – 5th October 2018

Take a look here at some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that have caught our eye the past couple of weeks…   GDPR The ICO have issued guidance on the processing and [...]

October 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 22nd – 5th October 2018

Welsh Government issues official statement confirming 100% rates relief

Further to last weeks announcement from Welsh Government confirming that childcare providers will receive 100% relief on their business rates from April 2019, we publish the official written statement here [...]

October 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Welsh Government issues official statement confirming 100% rates relief

Wales PPA pleased to welcome business rates relief for childcare providers

Wales Pre-school Providers Association are pleased to welcome the news from Welsh Government that all registered childcare properties in Wales will benefit from 100% Business Rates relief from April 2019. Some providers have already [...]

September 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Wales PPA pleased to welcome business rates relief for childcare providers

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 8th – 21st September 2018

Take a look here at some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that have caught our eye the past couple of weeks...   CIW Cwlwm are working closely with Care Inspectorate Wales to [...]

September 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 8th – 21st September 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 25th – 7th September 2018

...and with a blink of an eye, the Summer Holidays have come to an end! Where did that time go?! Take a look here at some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that [...]

September 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 25th – 7th September 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 11th – 24th August 2018

Take a look here of some of the news & updates surrounding the sector that have caught our eye the past couple of weeks...   Business Wales Childcare Grant   Business Wales are offering childcare [...]

August 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 11th – 24th August 2018

Quality for All (QfA) – taking your provision forward

Wales PPA are proud to announce that at the end of September we will be launching an improved and updated QfA scheme for existing and new customers. To find out more please see [...]

August 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Quality for All (QfA) – taking your provision forward

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 28th – 10th August 2018

Some of you are now well and truly into the summer holidays and we hope you are enjoying your well-earned rest! If you are yet to catch up on the latest news and updates going [...]

August 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 28th – 10th August 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 14th – 27th July 2018

Summer Holidays are finally here for some of you and we hope you have been enjoying the break so far! If the last few weeks leading up to the end of term has been a [...]

July 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 14th – 27th July 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 30th – 13th July 2018

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks…   Food and Nutrition in Childcare Settings Welsh Government are seeking feedback on the draft guidance to [...]

July 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 30th – 13th July 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 16th – 29th June 2018

We hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine we are having! What a great start to the summer - let's hope it continues! It is that time again, so here is our pick of the [...]

June 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 16th – 29th June 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 2nd – 15th June 2018

It has been a busy few weeks in the world of childcare and early years, so grab yourself a cuppa and we will fill you in on everything you need to know...   BBC News [...]

June 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 2nd – 15th June 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 19th – 1st June 2018

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks…   BBC News Did you get a chance to catch up on The Toddlers Who Took on Dementia, [...]

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 19th – 1st June 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 5th – 18th May 2018

Can you believe we are already half way through May?! Is it just us or do you feel like we may have skipped a couple of months in 2018?! We won't keep you for long, [...]

May 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 5th – 18th May 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 7th – 20th April 2018

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks…   Sunscreen and sun safety We hope you have all been enjoying the warm weather we have [...]

April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 7th – 20th April 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 24th – 6th April 2018

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks…   Easter Holiday Ideas We hope you are all currently enjoying your Easter break! It is not [...]

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 24th – 6th April 2018

Newidiadau i’n cyfeiriadur gofal a’n hadroddiadau gwarchodwyr plant / Changes to our care directory and childminder reports

Fel y gallech fod yn ymwybodol ohono eisoes, o Ebrill 2018, bydd defnyddwyr yn gallu chwilio ar gyfeiriadur gofal gwefan Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru am enw darparwr, yn ogystal â gweld yr holl wasanaethau [...]

March 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Newidiadau i’n cyfeiriadur gofal a’n hadroddiadau gwarchodwyr plant / Changes to our care directory and childminder reports

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 6th – 23rd March 2018

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks...   National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage You may already be aware, that The National Minimum [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 6th – 23rd March 2018

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 19th – 5th March 2018

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks...   Cardiff Bay Jungle Exhibition During February Half Term, Cardiff Bay played host to a fantastic exhibition [...]

March 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 19th – 5th March 2018

Adroddiad ar Gynnydd y Grant | Grant Progress Report

Mae partneriaeth ‘Cwlwm’ yn falch o glywed fod  Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cadarnhau y bydd y cynllun yn cael ei ariannu am flwyddyn ychwanegol (2018-2019). Amdanon Cwlwm: Mae ‘Cwlwm’ yn gasgliad o bum mudiad gyda’r [...]

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Adroddiad ar Gynnydd y Grant | Grant Progress Report

Research reveals GDPR could leave charities at risk

The attached article was published by Charity Digital News on 15th February 2018. It's raises the alarming issue that many not-for-profit charities are unaware of the potential risks they are exposing themselves to [...]

February 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Research reveals GDPR could leave charities at risk

Your early years news, features and guides round up – January/February 2018

A very Happy New Year to you all. Hope 2018 has been treating you well so far. Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks… [...]

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up – January/February 2018

Resource Sheet: Self-esteem and well-being in a digital world – the basics for a good foundation

In the winter 2017 issue of smalltalk we wrote about supporting children's well-being in the Foundation Phase. We discussed what is meant by child's well-being and how you as practitioners can ensure you deliver a curriculum [...]

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Resource Sheet: Self-esteem and well-being in a digital world – the basics for a good foundation

Public Health Wales Press Release – Beat Flu Update

With a recent rise in the number of recorded cases, Public Health Wales are reminding people affected by the flu to think carefully before seeking further medical assistance. To ensure busy emergency services [...]

January 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Public Health Wales Press Release – Beat Flu Update

Asesiad economaidd o’r secotr gofal plant yng Nghymru | Economic assessment of the childcare sector in Wales report

Cafodd Alma Economics eu comisiynu ym mis Hydref 2016 gan  Lywodraeth Cymru i gynnal asesiad economaidd o’r secotr gofal plant yng Nghymru. Cyhoeddwyd yr adroddiad o’r gwaith yma heddiw, ac mae’r adroddiad llawn [...]

January 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Asesiad economaidd o’r secotr gofal plant yng Nghymru | Economic assessment of the childcare sector in Wales report

Welsh Government publish Childcare, Play and Early Years workforce plan

Today the Minister for Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies announced the publication of the Welsh Governments 10 year Childcare, Play and Early Years workforce plan. The plan focuses on 3 key themes: • [...]

December 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Welsh Government publish Childcare, Play and Early Years workforce plan

Your early years news, features and guides round up – December 2017

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks. Cwlwm The CWLWM partnership, of which Wales PPA is a member, is hosting a number of [...]

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up – December 2017

Delivering a tax cut for small businesses: a permanent small business rates relief scheme for Wales

Wales Pre-school Providers Association (Wales PPA) welcomes the Finance  Secretary’s  announcement  that a permanent Small Business Rates Relief scheme (SBRR) will be introduced from 1 April 2018. Increasing the upper threshold for rates relief for [...]

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Delivering a tax cut for small businesses: a permanent small business rates relief scheme for Wales

Prosiect EDI | The EDI Project

Croeso i Prosiect EDI! Mae EDI (neu Erfyn Diagnostig Iaith) yn brosiect i fesur beth yw sgiliau Cymraeg presennol y gweithlu Blynyddoedd Cynnar a Chwarae yng Nghymru. Er mwyn gallu mesur hyn ar draws Cymru [...]

October 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Prosiect EDI | The EDI Project

#TrafodGofalPlant – Gweithio gyda Darparwyr | #TalkChildcare Campaign – Engagement with Providers

Isod mae’r wytbodaeth ddiweddaraf gan y Tîm Cynnig Gofalplant ynglyn ag ymgyrch #TrafodGofalplant a datganiad i’r wasg fydd yn cymryd lle heddiw. Please see below latest communication from the Childcare Offer Team regarding #Talkchildcare [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on #TrafodGofalPlant – Gweithio gyda Darparwyr | #TalkChildcare Campaign – Engagement with Providers

Neges pwysig oddi wrth Curwch Ffliw | Important message from Beat Flu

  Wyddech chi, y gaeaf  llynedd, fod dros hanner (54.7%) y plant 2 a 3 oed wedi colli’r cyfle i gael brechiad ffliw rhad ac am ddim yng Nghymru? Rydym am i fwy o bobl [...]

October 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Neges pwysig oddi wrth Curwch Ffliw | Important message from Beat Flu

Welsh Government #Talkchildcare: Feedback from parents and providers

In August 2016,  Welsh Government launched the #TalkChildcare campaign in order to talk to parents and providers about the new childcare offer for Wales. The campaign aimed to understand the current barriers parents face in [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Welsh Government #Talkchildcare: Feedback from parents and providers

Newidiadau pellach i’r Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer Gofal Plant a Reoleiddir ar gyfer plant hyd at 12 oed (Ebrill 2016) mewn cysylltiad â Safon 13: Staffio | Future changes to the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years (April 2016) regarding Standard 13: Staffing

The attached Circular Letter provides advance notice about future requirements which will form part of the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years (NMS). These relate to [...]

September 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Newidiadau pellach i’r Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer Gofal Plant a Reoleiddir ar gyfer plant hyd at 12 oed (Ebrill 2016) mewn cysylltiad â Safon 13: Staffio | Future changes to the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years (April 2016) regarding Standard 13: Staffing

Sustainable Childcare | Gofal Plant Cynaliadwy

With an ever increasing demand for childcare provision in Wales, which will especially be felt with the forthcoming "childcare offer"  of 30-hours free childcare a week. The CWLWM partnership feel it is important that they [...]

June 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Sustainable Childcare | Gofal Plant Cynaliadwy

#TalkChildcare: Hourly rate confirmed by Welsh Government

On Monday 12 June, Welsh Government released further information, including the rate that will be paid to childcare providers, for the Childcare Offer pilot in Wales. It has been confirmed that providers will receive a [...]

June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on #TalkChildcare: Hourly rate confirmed by Welsh Government

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

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

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

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

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

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