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Advertising your childcare vacancies

Published: Wednesday, 03rd September 2014

As you may be aware, FYi (Barnet’s families and young people’s information service) is the first point of contact for many people looking for childcare.

Ensuring Excellence for Barnet's Early Years - Barnet's Early Years Strategy

Published: Monday, 25th March 2013

We are pleased to publish the new 'Ensuring Excellence for Barnet's Early Years' document, which has been written by the Early Years Strategy Group in our Childrens Service.

Childcare costs scheme 'better for parents'

Published: Tuesday, 19th March 2013

The government has promised to create a "better" childcare system for parents, by allowing them to claim back up to £1,200 a year in costs per child.

Free publications and resources from Early Education

Published: Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Early Education - The British Association for Early Childhood Education.

Released today - the findings of the Annual Childcare costs survey

Published: Wednesday, 06th March 2013

Today the Daycare Trust has released the findings of the 2013 Childcare Costs Survey.

Childcare vouchers - what makes for a successful scheme?

Published: Monday, 25th February 2013

Get the information you need to make an informed decision with a free childcare voucher guide

Early Years Developmental Journal

Published: Thursday, 21st February 2013

The new Early Years Developmental Journal is designed for families, practitioners and others to use as a way of recording, celebrating and supporting children's progress.

Improving Enforcement in Childcare

Published: Thursday, 14th February 2013

In this review, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills are asking anyone involved in childcare to let them know their views and experiences.

What are childminder agencies?

Published: Thursday, 07th February 2013

The More great childcare: Raising quality and giving parents more choice report recently published by the DfE speaks of offering parents the choice of more great childcare through Childminder Agencies

Early Home Learning Matters - A Brief Guide

Published: Tuesday, 05th February 2013

The Family and Parenting Institute have produced a brief guide that provides an overview of the key messages for practitioners contained in Early Home Learning Matters: A good practice guide.

Childcare audit 2013

Published: Monday, 14th January 2013

Every year we complete an audit of all registered childcare providers in Barnet to ensure that we have up-to-date and relevant information stored on our database.

Early Years Census 2013

Published: Monday, 14th January 2013

As you are aware, every year in January, the DfE require all local authorities to carry out a census of all Private, Voluntary and Independent childcare providers who deliver the free entitlement.

Evaluation of children’s centres in Barnet

Published: Monday, 10th December 2012

The Early Intervention and Prevention Team in Barnet’s Children’s Service are currently working with Hempsall Consultancies to provide an evaluation of the impact and service delivery of children’s centres.