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20 May 2020
By Alex Gamby

Free COVID-19 Response Webinars From the Early Years and Childcare Service

Dear Colleague

We hope you and your families are all still staying as safe and well as possible at this time and thank you again for all of your valuable work to support Critical Worker families and those with vulnerable children. Given the Government’s plans that early years and childcare settings should open from 1st June (assuming all the safety indicators are met), we will continue to work closely with you to support you through this and will contact you soon outlining our Recovery Plan.

We are delighted at how many of you are accessing our free e-learning with over 1,364 e-learning logins having been requested from 81 settings and are very grateful for your kind feedback.

“What a fantastic opportunity to have such training online and free of charge. THANK YOU so very much.”

Debbie Bell, The Children's Workshop, Sevenoaks

"Many thanks for all your support during this time and this great offer to enable CPD for all."

Jan Dyer, Culverstone Green Nursery, Gravesend

"Thank you so much for the thoughtful gesture, I'm sure we will all benefit greatly from the training."

Wendy Powell, City View PreSchool & Nursery

"It is a great opportunity for the staff working at our setting during the (Covid 19) outbreak to continue with their CPD."

Diane Aldis, Footprints PreSchool & Nursery, Ashford.

In addition to the free Transition Matters Toolkit and other documents outlined in today’s Coronavirus Blog, we are also offering you a series of free COVID-19 response webinarsTo book your place at one of these webinars, please click on the links below:

Thursday 21 May 2020

4:00pm - 5:30pm Putting risk assessment into practice during CV19 (Karen Lawrence and Carla Nolan)

Friday 22 May 2020

2:00pm - 3:30pm Bereavement and Loss during Covid-19 for Early Years settings (Child Bereavement Specialist - Beck Ferrari)

Tuesday 26 May 2020

10:00am -11:30am Creating a keyperson globe approach during CV19 (Tracey Wilson and Hayley Symons)

2:00pm -3:30pm Putting risk assessment into practice during CV19 (Karen Lawrence and Carla Nolan)

6:15pm -7:45pm Creating a keyperson globe approach during CV19 (Tracey Wilson and Hayley Symons)

Your place will be booked and you will be sent formal webinar joining instructions 48 hours prior to the event.

We hope you and families that use your service are finding our weekly Growing and Learning Together resources useful and inspiring!  We publish a new one every Friday, so please take a look when you have a moment.

Lastly, we will be offering you more free content next week and, in the future, more offers and new e-learning opportunities, so we will be in touch very soon with information on how we can support you further.

Please stay safe and well.