New version of the Form EY3

Ofsted have just released a new version of the Form EY3 – the form registered settings need to submit to Ofsted about any changes to the Registered Person: Leavers and their replacements.

There is also a new section to complete about people authorised to submit the setting’s SEF and liaise with Ofsted (e.g. submitting change of details, payment of registration fees etc.).

Please destroy any old versions (dated 2012) and replace with the 2016  version available at:  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/546575/EY3_changes_to_individuals.pdf.

This form needs to be completed and posted to Ofsted – it is not available on Ofsted Online.


Government Consultation: revised funding arrangements for 3 & 4 year olds (till 22/09/2016)

There is currently an ongoing government consultation on revised funding arrangements for 3 & 4 year olds.

It opened on August 11th and the closing date is September 22nd.

Please see these  links for more information:

1 page summary


64 page consultation document


10 page (44 questions) consultation questionnaire


09/08/2016:Socket Insert Warnings

Download warning bulletin:

Socket insert NHS newsflash

BAND Newsletter

BAND News, our newsletter, is published six times a year, in time for each school holiday and is emailed free of charge to all our member clubs and other childcare providers in and around Bristol. We also email it to local schools, libraries, Youth and Community Centres and City Councillors. The current circulation is 1000 copies. We also produce some hard copies which are available on request.

The newsletter contains sections on local and national childcare news, member clubs news, training opportunities, play news and ideas, management and funding, playwork job vacancies, local and national events and conferences in the fields of childcare and play.

If you’ve got an article you think would be good for our newsletter, or would like to write one, please get in touch– we’d love to hear from you.

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We also accept advertising from statutory and commercial organisations.
BAND reserves the right to edit articles as appropriate.




New Child line app

Child Launches New App.

Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. The app has been named ‘For Me’ to ensure…

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