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Members Forum – Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot & Swansea (04.07.18)

Wales PPA Members Forum Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot & Swansea   Bridgend YMCA Angel Street, Bridgend CF31 4AD Wednesday 4th July 6.30pm – 8.30pm    Improving your setting’s digital toolkit As CIW and Estyn continually [...]

May 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Members Forum – Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot & Swansea (04.07.18)

Members Forum – Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire (20.06.18)

Wales PPA Members Forum Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire   Canolfan Enfys Teifi Napier Street, Cardigan SA43 1EH Wednesday 20th June 6.30pm – 8.30pm The General Data Protection Register 2018 GDPR Andrea Wright will be providing [...]

May 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Members Forum – Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire (20.06.18)

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

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 14th August – 15th September 2017

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks. Changes to NMS 13: staffing This week Owain Lloyd, Deputy Director Childcare, Play and Early Years Division [...]

September 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 14th August – 15th September 2017

Rhyddhad Ardrethi Newydd ar gyfer Busnesau Bach yng Nghymru | Small Business Rates Relief in Wales

Have your say regarding business rates on early years and childcare settings in Wales. The Welsh Government is currently consulting on delivering a tax cut for small businesses and a new small business rates relief [...]

September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Rhyddhad Ardrethi Newydd ar gyfer Busnesau Bach yng Nghymru | Small Business Rates Relief in Wales

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

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 17th – 11th August 2017

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks. The big headline affecting Wales is the Welsh Governments plan to increase the number of Welsh speakers [...]

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 17th – 11th August 2017

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 19th June – 14th July 2017

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks. First of all… We’d like to thank all that attended our 30th Birthday event last week. It [...]

July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 19th June – 14th July 2017

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 1st – 17th June 2017

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks. SASS part two The Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) part two is now live and must be [...]

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 1st – 17th June 2017

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

Your early years news, features and guides round up: 8th – 31st May 2017

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks. #FoundationPhase This fantastic set of infographics has been published by Welsh Government to explain the pedagogical principles [...]

June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Your early years news, features and guides round up: 8th – 31st May 2017

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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