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   MONMOUTHSHIRE EARLY YEARS
       DEVELOPMENT PLAN


SEPTEMBER 2008/AUGUST 2011
               EARLY YEARS DEVELOPMENT PLAN

CONTENTS                                                              PAGE


Introduction                                                          2

The Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership                 2

Terms of Reference                                                    2

Developing the Early Years and Childcare Strategy for Monmouthshire   5

Objectives of Early Years Education                                   6

Supporting the Early Years Workforce                                  7

Quality and Training                                                  8

Foundation Phase                                                      9

Admissions                                                            11

Age at Which Children Become Eligible                                 12

Early Years Education Provision                                       13

Welsh Medium Provision                                                18

Additional Educational Needs                                          18

Equal Opportunities                                                   20

Consultation and Communication                                        21

Children‟s Information Service                                        22

Service Specification Agreement                                       24

Membership List of the EYDCP                                          31




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INTRODUCTION
The Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (EYDCP) has produced the
new three year Monmouthshire Early Years Development Plan for September 2008 –
August 2011. It should be seen as an operational Plan under the Children and Young
Peoples Plan. Its aim is to promote a range of good quality, affordable and sustainable
early education opportunities for children throughout the County. It is hoped that parents,
carers and providers will find the Plan a user-friendly and informative document. It
reflects the requirements of the Guidance for Early Entitlement: Supporting Children and
Families in Wales and the Guidance for Local Early Years Development and Childcare
Partnerships in Wales. The Draft Plan was approved by the EYDCP on                     and
the Children and Young People‟s Partnership on               . It will be considered for
recommendation by Cabinet on                   .

THE EARLY YEARS DEVELOPMENT AND CHILDCARE PARTNERSHIP
The EYDCP has been established using Welsh Assembly Government Guidance. The
importance of inter-agency working and the role of all partners is reflected in the wide
representation of members on the Partnership. The Partnership is chaired by The
Cabinet Member for Lifelong Learning. A list of members‟ names and contact details can
be found in Appendix 1.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Introduction
The Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership is a statutory partnership. The
Early Years element covers the age range 0 – 7 years. The Childcare element covers
the 0 – 14 years age range.

The Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership brings together local partners
who provide services for children and their families.

Context

1. All partners have a responsibility to be aware of, informed and guided by the United
   Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the WAG 7 core aims, the 10
   entitlements, and the Children and Young People‟s Partnerships‟ (CYPP)‟ overarching
   vision.

Membership

2. The partnership will use as a minimum WAG guidance re membership, ensuring there
   is an appropriate reflection of agencies operating in Monmouthshire.

3. No maximum membership will be set although this will be kept under review to avoid
   the partnership becoming too large to operate effectively. New members for the
   partnership, outside of the WAG minimum requirement, will be considered in terms of
   their ability to contribute appropriately and at the right level of seniority to the work of
   the partnership. They must also be able to represent an appropriate sector, agency or
   area of work, relevant to Monmouthshire.



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4. Membership will be reviewed as a minimum every three years. Where individual
   members are failing to meet their responsibilities as described below, an alternative,
   appropriate representative may be sought.

The Chair and Vice Chair

5. The position of the Chair must be a member of both the EYDCP and the CYPP and
   be agreed by the CYPP.

6. The Vice Chair is open to any member of the partnership, from whichever sector or
   agency.

7. The Chair and Vice Chair will be reviewed in line with the overall review of partnership
   membership. There will be no maximum term.

8. The Chair for the partnership will be agreed by 1st September 2008.               .

9. The Vice Chair for the partnership is currently Ann Jones, Principal Librarian.

Members Roles and Responsibilities

10. Members are expected to participate as individuals and as sector / agency
   representatives. Within this, it is accepted that on some occasions members may be
   restricted by their statutory and / or managerial obligations.

11. All members of the partnership have a responsibility to communicate the work of the
   partnership and to feed in views from their sector / agency, as described in the plan.

12. Members are expected to promote positively the work of the partnership and to
   ensure appropriate lines of communication with other partnerships, strategies and
   agencies are maintained.

13. Members and the organisations they represent must commit to the life and work of the
   partnership and ensure this is integral to their main role, not seen as an „added extra‟.
   Members are expected to actively contribute to the work of the partnership, policies
   and procedures, participating in consultations and the delivery of specific actions.

14. Members are expected to attend partnership meetings and events. Non-attendance
   on three consecutive occasions will require a formal explanation to the Chair.

15. Members are expected to recognise, respect and draw on the unique contribution of
   all partners and to seek to reduce power imbalances where they occur.

16. Members are expected to contribute in an honest and open manner, helping to
   develop constructive relationships with other partners.




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Meetings

17. Meetings will normally be held each half term and will normally last no more than 2½
   hours. They will be open to others as appropriate. Agendas and papers will normally
   be circulated at least one week prior to meetings. The minutes will be circulated within
   three weeks of the meeting taking place.

18. The quorum for meetings is 10 where there is representation from at least 3 different
   organisations / sectors. NB: Monmouthshire County Council is one organisation and
   where several services are represented will still only count as one.

19. Decisions will be made by consensus wherever possible. Where this is not possible
   voting will be used with each member of the partnership present at the meeting, or
   their representative, having one vote. If necessary, the Chair will have the casting
   vote.

20. Travel and childcare costs, where they occur over and above what would ordinarily be
   incurred and / or provided, will be paid to partners from the voluntary and independent
   sectors to enable them to participate fully in the work of the partnership. This includes
   the work of the partnership‟s sub groups.

E-Network

21. Where decisions cannot be taken at a meeting partners will be expected to contribute,
   where possible and appropriate, to an e-network enabling the dissemination of
   information and decision making via email. When this mechanism is employed emails
   will be clearly marked showing the requirement for a decision to be made.

Involving Children and Families

22. Members and the organisations they represent are expected to ensure the active
   involvement of children and their families in their own work as well as that of the
   partnership. They must ensure children and their families‟ views and needs are
   considered, responded to and acted on where possible and appropriate. It is
   expected that members will provide evidence of this work.

Equal Opportunities

23. Equal opportunities will underpin all work of the partnership and any prejudice and
   discrimination will be positively challenged.

Sub Groups

24. There will be at least one representative from the partnership on all sub groups.




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Complaints

25. Any complaints relating directly to the work and processes of the partnership should
   be addressed to the Chairman of the Children and Young Peoples Partnership, The
   Corporate Director of Lifelong Learning and Leisure in the first instance. If necessary
   the County Council‟s Complaints Procedure will be invoked.


DEVELOPING THE EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE STRATEGY FOR
MONMOUTHSHIRE

The Partnership addresses local and national initiatives and carries out audits of Early
Education provision which is monitored on a termly basis. The information gathered (in
conjunction with responses to questionnaires distributed to providers, parents and
partners) is used to set objectives and targets for the Plan. A full Childcare Audit is
undertaken by the Children‟s Information Service on a three year basis as a statutory
duty. The following issues for strategic development have emerged.

 The requirement to constantly monitor provision of early education places throughout
  the County to insure that (i) there is sufficient places in the geographical areas that
  they are required (ii) excessive surplus places do not exist (thus ensuring approved
  settings can access 10% curriculum support currently provided through the
  Partnership).

 The importance of promoting early identification and access to early education for
  children with Special Educational Needs, in partnership with the Wales Pre-School
  Playgroup Association and Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin.

 The necessity to ensure strong links between providers of early education, reception
  and KS1 to ensure a seamless transition particularly in light of the Foundation Phase.

 The need to continually raise awareness of early education and childcare issues
  through promotional articles, use of the of the media in promoting new developments
  and improved communication strategies by the EYDCP and the Children‟s Information
  Service.

 The importance of improving communication and consultation with younger children.

 The need to increase out of school childcare places particularly after school and
  during school holidays in line with the results of the Monmouthshire Childcare
  Sufficiency Audit completed March 2008.




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OBJECTIVES OF EARLY YEARS EDUCATION

 To ensure that all children have at least a half time, quality early years place from the
  beginning of the *Term following their third birthdays. *Term dates defined as
  beginning 1st January, 1st April and 1st September.

 To ensure the provision of a range of high quality pre-school settings, including
  services for children with disabilities and/or additional learning needs.

 To roll out the Foundation Phase from September 2008 in line with Welsh Assembly
  Government Guidance.

 To ensure clarity and consistency within the early years curriculum and to promote
  best practice through the Foundation Phase.

 To provide 10% qualified teacher input to all approved non-maintained settings.

 To ensure the availability of Welsh language provision.

 To ensure that the needs of ethnic minority groups are considered.

 To ensure that there is a consistent approach in terms of the promotion of best
  practice.

 To ensure that there is quality provision across all sectors.

 To provide for parents and carers of eligible three year olds a coherent, high quality
  service, which is reasonably accessible to their homes.

 To develop the expertise of all staff engaged in working with young children through a
  properly planned staff development programme, which is multi-agency in approach.

 To provide a quality, up-to-date Children‟s Information Service in line with guidance
  for the Welsh Assembly Government.

 To encourage an effective partnership between the home and early years settings,
  which we believe, contributes significantly to children‟s personal, social and
  intellectual development.

 To promote early identification and appropriate intervention for children with Additional
  Learning Needs including support for the transition between early education settings
  and school.

 To implement the newly developed Healthy Eating Pre-school Policy throughout
  Monmouthshire Early Education, Sure Start and Flying Start settings.




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SUPPORTING THE EARLY YEARS WORKFORCE
In order to promote high-quality provision and to raise standards throughout the County,
all approved early education providers included in the Early Years Development Plan
have made a commitment to shared objectives, including working and to take part in
multi-agency training to facilitate staff development. A Service Specification Agreement
specifies a minimum standard of provision and all approved early education settings must
agree to abide by it..

Since April 2007 three Early Years Teachers (Network Co-ordinators) have provided the
10% qualified teacher input. In addition a part time Early Years Transition Co-ordinator
offers support on Additional Learning Needs issues. Since September 2007 a Foundation
Phase Training and Support Officer has been rolling out Foundation Phase Training
developed by the Welsh Assembly Government.

In order to gather information and develop good practice the Provision and Training Sub-
group of the Partnership monitors Estyn nursery inspection reports so that training needs
can be identified and support given. Providers are encouraged to undertake training in for
instance, early identification of Additional Learning Needs, planning and assessment,
child protection and health and safety and to attend pre-school links meetings or to visit
other settings to see examples of good practice. Members of the sub-group include
representatives from Wales Pre-School Playgroups Association, Mudiad Ysgolion
Meithrin, Social Services and the LEA Early Years School Improvement Officer.
Information on settings undertaking quality assurance schemes is also shared.

Audits of staff development needs in the maintained and non-maintained sectors are
conducted regularly. Responses indicate a need for ongoing training on Additional
Learning Needs, Assessment, Child Protection, Safer Moving and Handling, Welsh and
use of outdoor area/outdoor play. Early Years Network Co-ordinators who provide the
10% qualified teacher support also undertake regular training. One of the recently
appointed Network Co-ordinators is a first language Welsh speaker and as such is able to
offer settings support and training on Welsh Language issues. Information on training
courses carried out by organisations such as the Wales Pre-School Playgroups
Association, Clybiau Plant Cymru and Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin is also available to other
organisations.

Some financial support is available each year to staff working in the non-maintained
sector wishing to access training at NVQ Levels 2 and 3. For information please contact
the Early Years Section 01633 644461 or the Flying Start Coordinator on 01873 865162.




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QUALITY AND TRAINING
Monmouthshire County Council is committed to ensuring high quality early education
provision through a range of maintained, private and voluntary settings. In order to
promote high quality provision and to improve standards throughout the County, all
approved providers of early education must:

 Be registered and inspected by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
  (non-maintained settings).

 Plan and work within the Foundation Phase framework.

 Allow eligible children to attend up to five sessions per week (unless exceptional
  circumstances do not permit) for a minimum of ten hours per week for 38 weeks per
  year following the school term model.

 Have regard to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for Wales and all
  additional guidance received.

 Undertake self-evaluation with support from the Local Education Authority/EYDCP.

 Provide training for all early years staff and encourage them to participate in multi-
  agency training and to improve qualifications if necessary in, early education,
  playwork and childcare.

 Enable staff in non-maintained settings to work towards qualifications set by Care and
  Social Services Inspectorate Wales.

 Be inspected by Estyn (LEA nurseries will be inspected as part of the normal cycle of
  school inspections).

 Involve early years qualified teachers (Network Co-ordinators) provided by the LEA for
  a minimum of 10% of the provision of early education in all non-maintained approved
  settings.

In Monmouthshire, children can attend reception classes from the September following
their fourth birthdays. Schools foster close links with their pre-school providers in order to
facilitate a smooth transition to school for children. All LEA Nurseries and Approved Non-
Maintained Settings use the same transition assessment record, which is passed onto
primary schools (with parental permission in the case of the Non-Maintained Setting).
The Early Years Network Co-ordinators regularly visit non-maintained approved settings
and encourage close links with LEA nurseries. They also provide support with planning,
assessment self-evaluation and work with children and staff on Foundation Phase
activities.




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Foundation Phase
Audits of staff development needs in the maintained a non-maintained sectors are
conducted regularly through monitoring and discussions with staff by Early Years
Network Co-ordinators, Estyn reports and training requests.

Training has been delivered to Early Years Education providers in Bilingualism,
Language and Play, Behaviour Management, Speech and Language, Outdoor Learning,
Personal Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Manual Handling, SEN Code of Practice, Early
Communication Skills and Circle Time Activities, Multicultural Music, Sing and Sign, Risk
Assessment, Observing Children, Understanding Autism, Classroom Organisation and
Learning Opportunities, Child Protection, Using Puppets for Language Development.

Foundation Phase Networking Meetings have encouraged visits to other schools
developing ideas and expectations of Foundation Phase. Staff meetings have been held
in schools and cluster meetings have been arranged for non-maintained settings.

A rolling programme of Foundation Phase training produced and funded by Welsh
Assembly Government started in November 2007 and has been delivered to all Early
Years Educational Providers.

Monitoring and Inspection
All approved non-maintained early education providers agree to be inspected by Estyn
Registered Foundation Phase Inspectors. Most providers have now undergone this
process several times and only two newly approved settings are awaiting a first
inspection

Non-maintained approved settings are monitored by regular visits from the Early Years
Network Co-ordinators. A report is produced following each visit. All LEA early years
settings are included in their schools‟ development/improvement plans which prioritise
areas to be addressed within a three-year period. These plans also include key issues
identified through inspection. LEA nurseries are inspected as part of the normal cycle of
inspection for maintained schools.

The LEA School Improvement Team (which includes a full-time Principal School
Improvement Officer with responsibility for Early Years), conducts a planned programme
of visits and reviews and also monitors the work of schools, giving them advice to help
raise standards of teaching and learning.

Registration and Inspection Arrangements
All non-maintained nurseries, playgroups, Cylchoedd Meithrin and childminders must also
be registered and inspected by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales and all
early education and childcare workers are subject to enhanced checks by the Criminal
Records Bureau. (This includes all adults over the age of 16 in childminders‟ homes).
Non-maintained settings, which are also approved early education providers are also
inspected by Estyn Registered Foundation Phase Inspectors.




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Advice and Support
The LEA will continue to provide early education advice and support for reception
classes, nurseries and early education providers in Monmouthshire through:

 Visits from the Principal School Improvement Officer (Early Years), Early Years
  Network Co-ordinators, Educational Psychology Service, Early Years/AEN Transition
  Co-ordinator and Foundation Phase Training and Support Officer as necessary;

 Regular meetings held centrally for all early education staff on subjects such as the
  Foundation Phase;

 Multi-agency staff development courses;

 Termly Foundation Phase Links Group meetings held in five main towns of
  Monmouthshire in a variety of venues such as libraries, health centres, schools etc.

 Regular group meetings for all LEA nursery staff held in nursery settings throughout
  Monmouthshire.

 Joint meeting with Headteachers with LEA nurseries held as and when required to
  discuss issues relating exclusively to nurseries.

 Multi agency working parties to develop initiatives such as transition or the pre-school
  nutrition policy.




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ADMISSIONS TO LEA NURSERY UNITS AND OTHER PRE-SCHOOL APPROVED
PROVISION

Children will be admitted to LEA nurseries from the term following their third birthday
using the following criteria in priority order:

1. Children who have identified Additional Learning Needs or referred through Social
   Services.

2. Sibling priority; for siblings already in the nursery unit – not in main school (except
   Magor Nursery which includes sibling priority in the main school), at the time of
   admission. For these purposes siblings will be treated as meaning children living in
   the same household.

3. Geographical proximity – After taking account of categories (a) and (b), priority will be
   based on closeness to the preferred nursery measured by the most direct route by
   road. Measurements will be undertaken using a Digital Information Mapping system.
   Places for children living Out of County will be allocated on condition that their LEAs
   fund the places.

Application forms for children to attend LEA Nursery units can be obtained from
Headteachers or County Hall (Nursery Admissions Officer – 01633 644534). They should
be completed and returned to the Headteachers by the dates stated on the application
forms.

When submitting an application, parents will be asked to provide children‟s birth
certificates to verify dates of birth and any appropriate document considered necessary to
verify home addresses.

Applications to attend non-maintained approved nurseries, playgroups or Cylchoedd
Meithrin can be obtained directly from the settings.

Further information is available from the Children‟s Information Service at Monmouthshire
County Council, Cwmbran (01633 644527).




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AGE AT WHICH CHILDREN BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDED EARLY EDUCATION

1.    All children reaching their 3rd birthdays between 1st January – 31st March will
      become eligible for funding from the following summer term.

2.    All children reaching their 3rd birthdays between 1st April – 31st August will become
      eligible for funding from the following autumn term.

3.    All children reaching their 3rd birthdays between 1st September – 31st December
      will become eligible for funding from the following spring term.

Reception class places are available from the September following children‟s‟ fourth
birthdays.

A place at an LEA nursery does not guarantee admission to the school to which the
nursery is attached. A place in a reception class at a schools with an LEA nursery
attached is not dependent on attending the nursery beforehand.




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LEA MAINTAINED NURSERY UNITS
Monmouthshire County Council currently has eleven nursery units attached to
mainstream schools. These nurseries are maintained by the Authority and they provide
part time early years education for pupils from the term following their third birthday, with
no charge to parents.

CALDICOT WEST END NURSERY UNIT                    DERI VIEW NURSERY UNIT
West End Infants School                           Deri View Primary School
Masefield Road, Caldicot,                         Llwynu Lane, Mardy, Abergavenny,
NP26 4JY                                          NP7 6AR
Tel: (01291) 420428                               Tel: (01873) 735018
Headteacher: Gillian Bray (Acting)                Headteacher: Mrs Maggie Teague
Places: 60                                        Places: 120
DURAND NURSERY UNIT                               MAGOR NURSERY UNIT,
Durand Primary School                             Magor VA Primary School
Alianore Road, Caldicot, NP26 4DF                 Sycamore Terrace, Magor, NP26 3EG
Tel: ( 01291) 422296                              Tel: (01633) 880327
Headteacher: Alison Waters                        Headteacher: Mr Gareth Atwell
Places: 60                                        Places: 56
OVERMONNOW NURSERY UNIT                           PEMBROKE NURSERY UNIT,
Overmonnow Primary School,                        Pembroke Primary School
Rockfield Road,                                   Fairfield Road, Bulwark, Chepstow,
Monmouth, NP25 4BA                                NP16 5JN
Tel: (01600) 713458                               Tel: (01291) 622310
Headteacher: Mr Huw Williams                      Headteacher: Mr Garry Keeble
Places: 60                                        Places: 60
UNDY NURSERY UNIT                                 THORNWELL NURSERY UNIT,
Undy Primary School                               Thornwell Primary School
Pennyfarthing Lane, Undy,                         Thornwell Road, Bulwark, Chepstow,
NP26 3LZ                                          NP16 5NT
Tel: (01633) 880021                               Tel: (01291) 623390
Headteacher: Mr Mark Gunn                         Headteacher: Mrs Linda Davies
Places: 60                                        Places: 78

KYMIN VIEW NURSERY UNIT,                          CANTREF NURSERY UNIT
Kymin View Primary School                         Cantref Primary School
Wyesham Road,                                     Harold Road
Monmouth, NP25 3JT                                Abergavenny
Tel: (01600) 712927                               Monmouthshire
Headteacher: Mrs Suzanne Gooding                  Headteacher: Cathi Bolster
Places: 60                                        Places: 30

Y FFIN NURSERY UNIT
Ysgol Y Ffin
Sandy Lane, Caldicot, Monmouthshire
Tel: (01291) 420331
Headteacher: Diane Ebo
Places: 30


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NON-MAINTAINED PROVISION
Monmouthshire has a wide choice of early years provision across the County. As well as
LEA maintained nurseries, there are also thirty-four private day nurseries, pre-prep
schools, playgroups, crèches and Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh Medium playgroups)
approved as early education providers.

APPROVED PRIVATE DAY NURSERIES, CRECHES & PRE-PREP SCHOOLS

Abacus Day Nursery, Newmarket House, 26 Lion Street, Abergavenny, Mon. NP7 5NT
Manager: Mrs. Sarah Storey
Tel: (01873) 856031                              Early Education Places: 16

Agincourt Pre-Prep School, Dixton Lane, Monmouth, Mon. NP25 3SY
Headteacher: Mrs. E. Thomas
Tel: (01600) 713970                                Early Education Places: 20

Mathern Day Nursery, The Old School, Mathern, Chepstow, Mon.
Owner: Mrs. Amanda Gore
Tel: (01291) 622007                               Early Education Places: 18

Monmouth Montessori School, The Old School, Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouth, Mon.
NP25 5NG
Owner: Mrs. Rosemary Whaley
Tel: (01600) 772213                               Early Education Places: 24

Puddle Ducks Nursery, Station Road, Raglan, Mon. NP15 2HJ
Owner: Mrs. Julia Rennie
Tel: (01291) 690065                               Early Education Places: 65

Riverside Nursery School, 11 Lower Church Street, Chepstow, Mon. NP16 5HJ
Owner: Mrs. Karren Moore
Tel: (01291) 626500                                 Early Education Places: 20

Tiny Beginnings Day Nursery, The Storehouse, Howells Place, Monmouth, NP5 3ED
Owner: Mrs. Bridget Reeves
Tel: (01600) 772850                               Early Education Places: 16

St. John‟s on the Racecourse Day Nursery, Chepstow Racecourse, Wye Valley Road,
Chepstow, Mon. NP16 6BE
Manager: Mrs Diane Martin
Tel: (01291) 624893                               Early Education Places: 16

Summers Day Nursery, 32 Monmouth Road, Abergavenny, Mon. NP7 5HL
Administrator: Mrs. Emma Travers
Tel: (01873) 850727                            Early Education Places: 8

The Crèche, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Mon. NP7 7EG
Owner: Mrs. E. White
Tel: (01873) 732665                                  Early Education Places: 21


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APPROVED PLAYGROUPS & CYLCHOEDD MEITHRIN

Alphabet Playgroup, Undy Memorial Hall, Dinch Hill Lane, Undy, Magor, Mon.
Contact: Mrs. Jo Russell
Tel: (07826) 639042                                  Early Education Places: 25

Bluebelle Nursery, The Recreation Hall, Manor Way, Portskewett, Mon.
Contact: Mrs. Bev Rees
Tel: (07778) 962724                                 Early Education Places: 26

Busy Bodies at Trellech Playgroup, The Babington Centre, Trellech, Mon.
Contact: Yvonne Hobley
Tel: (01600) 860328                                Early Education Places: 24

Chepstow Leisure Centre Playgroup, Welsh Street, Chepstow, Mon. NP6 5LR
Contact: Mrs. F. Buzza & Ms. Karen Isaac
Tel: (01291) 635745                                Early Education Places: 24

Cross Ash Under-5s, Cross Ash Village Hall, Cross Ash, Abergavenny, Mon.
Contact: Mrs. Gail Harding
Tel: (01873) 821846                                 Early Education Places: 48

Cylch Meithrin y Fenni, Ysgol Y Fenni, St. David‟s Road, Abergavenny, Mon.
Contact: Nicola Brookes and Juliette Morgan
Tel: (07957) 886046                                   Early Education Places: 24

Govilon Playgroup, Govilon Primary School Demountable, The Avenue, Govilon,
Abergavenny, Mon. NP7 0AY
Contact: Mrs. Carole Mogford
Tel: (07939) 260486                               Early Education Places: 20

Hall Park Under 5s, The Playgroup Building, Llanthony Close, Caldicot, Mon.
Contact: Mrs. Linda May
Tel: (01291) 421591                                  Early Education Places: 44

Hopscotch Nursery, Gilwern Infant and Junior School, School Road, Gilwern, Nr.
Abergavenny, Mon.
Contact: Mrs. Sandra South
Tel: (07974) 724074                                  Early Education Places: 24

*Jack and Jill‟s Pre-School Playgroup, Old School Buildings, School Lane, Penperlleni,
Pontypool, Mon. NP4 0AH
Contact: Ms. Sarah Marshall
Tel: (01873) 880948                                   Early Education Places: 48

Ladybirds at Llanvihangel, Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary School, Pandy, Abergavenny.
Contact: Mrs Kathryn Evans
Tel: (01873) 890416                                  Early Education Places: 18



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Little Stars Under 5‟s, Leisure Centre Demountable, Caldicot, Mon.
Contact: Ms. Helen Williams
Tel: (07809) 686917                                  Early Education Places: 26

Llandogo Early Years, Llandogo Millennium Hall, Llandogo, Mon
Contact: Mrs. Rachel Davies
Tel: (01291) 689833                                 Early Education Places: 24

Llanellen Playgroup, Llanellen Village Hall, Llanellen, Abergavenny, Mon. NP7 9HT
Contact: Mrs. Gaynor Thomas
Tel: (07944) 900116                                     Early Education Places: 18

Mitchel Troy Playgroup, Mitchel Troy Village Hall, Mitchel Troy, Nr. Monmouth, Mon.
Contact: Mrs Sue Davies
Tel: 07914 388887                                      Early Education Places: 24

Monmouth Community Under Fives, Overmonnow Family Centre, Victoria Estate,
Monmouth, Mon. NP25 5AR
Contact: Mrs. Sue Weston
Tel: (07901) 722687                          Early Education Places: 48

Shirenewton Playgroup, Shirenewton Recreation Hall, Shirenewton, Nr. Chepstow, Mon.
NP6 6RG
Contact: Ms. Beverly Lindsay
Tel: (07798) 780971                                 Early Education Places: 18

St. Arvan‟s Playgroup, The Memorial Hall, St. Arvan‟s, Chepstow, Mon. NP16 6EJ
Contact: Mrs. Wendy Montague
Tel: (01291) 629588                                   Early Education Places: 26

Stepping Stones Pre-School (Magor), Magor VAP Primary School, Sycamore Terrace,
Magor, Mon. NP26 3ET
Contact: Mrs. Charlie Holmes
Tel: (07851) 829532                               Early Education Places: 18

Stepping Stones Playgroup (Raglan), Demountable Classroom, Raglan School,
Chepstow Road, Raglan, Mon.
Contact: Mrs. E. Randel
Tel: (01291) 690684                               Early Education Places: 24

Sticky Fingers Under 5‟s, Crawley Hall, Bryngwyn, Raglan, Mon. NP5 2SP
Contact: Mrs. Emma Woods
Tel: (07906) 218324                                 Early Education Places: 18

Sunflowers Community Playgroup, Adult Education Centre, Maryport Street, Usk, Mon.
NP5 1AB
Contact: Ms. Christine Morgan
Tel: (01291) 673563                               Early Education Places: 24




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Tymperleys Nursery, 9 Sandy Lane, Caldicot, Mon.
Contact: Ms. Veronica Johnson
Tel: (01291) 423745                                Early Education Places: 20

Usk Nursery, Old School Building, Usk Primary School, Monmouth Road, Usk, Mon.
NP15 1SE
Contact: Mrs. Wendy Scrivens
Tel: (01291) 675448                                Early Education Places: 24

As Monmouthshire currently has sufficient early education places, from April 2006
the EYDCP has not approved further settings unless in identified geographical
areas of need for early education places. This is to ensure quality of provision and
to provide the support (10%) of a qualified teacher as required by the Welsh
Assembly Government to existing approved settings. Currently there are no
identified geographical areas of need, however the position is monitored on a
termly basis.




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WELSH-MEDIUM PROVISION
The objective of Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin is to provide every child under school age in
Wales with the opportunity to access pre-school experience through the medium of
Welsh. It believes that the Welsh Language is of advantage to children and that play is
fundamental to their all round development.

In accordance with the Foundation Phase, all nursery age children are given
opportunities to hear about Wales, their locality, customs, names, stories and legends,
people and events which enhance their experience of life in Wales. A range of resources
is available in the Welsh Language from local libraries.

Welsh Language Development is one of the areas of learning. Children should learn to
use and communicate in Welsh to the best of their ability.

Those seeking early years provision for eligible pupils through the medium of Welsh in
Monmouthshire may attend Cylch Meithrin Y Fenni (Approved Early Education Provision
in a non-maintained setting), Cylch Meithrin Y Ffin (LEA Provision) or, if of normal school
admission age, the Welsh-Medium primary Schools, Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni and Ysgol Y
Ffin. Children with special needs are welcome in all Cylchoedd Meithrin, younger children
can attend Cylchoedd Ti a Fi at Abergavenny, Caldicot, Monmouth and Raglan.

One of the Early Years Network Co-ordinators is a first language Welsh speaker and
supports pre-school settings through the medium of Welsh.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
Children with additional educational needs must have access to an early years curriculum
that is appropriate to their needs. They should also have those needs met, as far as
possible, alongside those of their peers.

All settings, maintained and approved non-maintained have regard to the Code of
Practice on Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs and the
additional guidance produced by the National Assembly for Wales. The LEA‟s policy is
based on early intervention, which is not dependent on a statement being in place. The
Early Years Transition Co-ordinator and Education Psychology Service works closely with
all Schools and LEA Nurseries in the identification, assessment and support to children
and staff.

“Multi-agency consultation and collaboration will help ensure that children‟s special
educational needs are properly identified and, where required, appropriate provision
made to address those needs. All parents will have access to the Local Authority‟s
special needs policy.” (Via schools, nurseries and approved non-maintained settings).

The LEA provides places for children who have a statement of Special Educational
Needs and for those in the process of statementing in:

 nursery units (or classes);
 reception classes.
 Specialist provision



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Children may also be referred to the Multi-agency Child Development Team, generally by
general practitioners or health visitors although health professionals, specialist social
workers or educational psychologists may refer. The team is multi-disciplinary and
includes Early Years Transition Co-ordinator, educational psychologists, paediatricians,
occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, health
visitors, school health nurses, specialist social workers and where appropriate dieticians
and specialist dentists. Following referral, discussions may occur with psychiatry and
psychology colleagues, which includes involvement with the child development adviser
(Portage).

Where necessary appropriate Health Professionals, with parental consent will contact the
LEA in order that appropriate provision can be considered. Deferred entry to school or
nursery (admission and funding) will only be considered for children with severe
developmental delay confirmed by reports from paediatricians and the Education
Psychology Service.

Some children may be supported in the voluntary and private sector. Cymorth Funding
will again be made available this year to support special needs development workers in
the private and voluntary sector. Wales PPA operate a referral scheme called “Helping
Hands” which offers special needs support for children who need extra help in playgroup.
Transport may be arranged in exceptional circumstances. Some funding is also available
to enable younger, disabled or disadvantaged children to attend playgroup or Cylchoedd
Meithrin sessions. There are also specialist services via the Local Education Authority
and the Health Trust until the child becomes eligible for early education funding in an
approved non-maintained setting for hearing, vision and speech impairment, which work
closely with parents and children, both in the home and in their settings, offering advice
and support.

The part time Early Years Transition Co-ordinator ensures smooth transition between
pre-school settings and reception classes. This appointment has proved very popular with
settings and parents alike. In the past year over 60 children have been supported through
this post.

The Sure Start Initiative operates in the Abergavenny, Caldicot and Chepstow areas. It is
aimed at giving children aged 0 – 3 years a sure start in life and to work with their parents
encouraging a healthy lifestyle, high quality play opportunities and improved speech and
language development.

Social Services may also refer and pay for the cost of childcare in playgroups, private
nurseries, childminders or out of school club places for children who have Special
Education Needs.




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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Monmouthshire‟s Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership is committed to
equality of opportunity for all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability.

All settings approved for early education funding are expected to have equal
opportunities and race relations‟ policies. This now forms part of the Estyn inspection
framework. It is also a requirement of the Care and Social Services Inspectorate in
Wales.

Equal opportunities policies encompass:

 the fostering of attitudes of tolerance, co-operation and understanding.
 the opportunity for children to develop in a setting where each is valued.
 the commitment to ensuring that all children have access to a wide range of
  experiences.

Children who have English as their second or additional language are supported in the
development of language through collaborative arrangements with the Gwent Ethnic and
Multi-Cultural Service (GEMSS). Children who have English as an additional language
are not seen as children with Additional Learning Needs.

Access to early education and childcare provision for traveller children is accommodated
on an as need basis.




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CONSULTATION AND COMMUNICATION
Since the establishment of the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership,
collaboration and consultation has continued with early education providers (maintained,
private and voluntary), parents and other interested parties on various aspects of the
Early Years Development and Childcare Plan. As part of the Children and Young Peoples
Partnership two Involvement Workers have been employed to consult and involve
children and young people. In particular Schools Councils have been set up and the
views of children and young people are influencing policies and services provided by
Monmouthshire County Council. Since the establishment of the Partnership, consultation
on early years issues has included:

 Consultation with parents through leaflets and questionnaires (parents also sit on the
  Sure Start focus group and management team).

 Consultation with schools, other voluntary groups/teacher support groups, etc.,
  through membership of the Partnership and by surveys.

 Consultation with the voluntary sector through membership of the Partnership through
  surveys and via telephone surveys.

 Consultation with the private sector through membership of the Partnership through
  surveys and via telephone surveys.

 Consultation with the public through a series of publicised consultation meetings held
  throughout Monmouthshire as part of the Education Strategic Review.

 Consultation with providers, service users, health visitors, etc., through membership of
  the Partnership regular advertised pre-school links meetings held in the five main
  towns.

 Consultation with County Council elected members through membership of the
  Partnership and reports to committee.

 Consultation with children regarding childcare via questionnaires and surveys.

 Consultation with the Diocesan authorities through membership of the Partnership.

 Consultation with governing bodies.

 Consultation by the Children‟s Information Service via questionnaires to parents and
  carers and the Early Education and Childcare Audits.




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CHILDREN’S INFORMATION SERVICE
 The Early Years and Development Partnership is responsible for ensuring that
information about childcare and early education provision is provided through
Monmouthshire Children's Information Service (CIS) . The Service has been widely
advertised across the County through the dissemination of posters, leaflets
and bookmarks , through newspaper adverts, and through a series of outreach events
and childcare roadshows.

The Children's Information Service holds a database containing various information,
which is provided by Childcare settings on an annual basis. Information held
includes Early Years Provision, Childcare (including childminders, playgroups, day
nurseries and out of school care), parents and toddler groups, LEA Nurseries, Sure Start,
Flying Start, Language and Play, leisure activities and more. T he CIS also produces a
parental guide of childcare and early education provision throughout Monmouthshire.
This is updated as changes occur. Copies of these guides are also available in
Monmouthshire Libraries, One Stop Shops and through Health Visitors as well as on
request from enquirers. .

The Children's Information Service also has a comprehensive website containing a
childcare search facility. Visitors are able to search for childcare by type or by
area. Comprehensive information is available including photographs of settings, Estyn
and CSSIW reports where applicable and locations of certain settings. Termly
Newsletters, Working with Children booklets and Choosing Childcare booklets and
more are also available to download. The website also holds the "A to Z of Children's
Services" containing information from all other Monmouthshire Departments about
activities or information specifically for children and young people.

The Service also sends out evaluation forms monthly to CIS enquirers to find out what
the public think about the CIS and the childcare that is available to them. The EYDCP
can then access this information to find out about childcare needs.

The Children‟s Information Service carries out an annual audit of early education places
in conjunction with the nursery admissions officer. It is a statutory requirement to produce
a childcare audit to identify local childcare needs.

                  The Children‟s Information Service contact details are:
                                    Tel: 01633 644527
                       E-mail: info@monmouthshirecis.org.uk
                      Website: www.monmouthshirecis.org.uk




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Information and resources for children and young people, their families and carers are
also available at all libraries.

Please contact:

Abergavenny Library        01873 735980
Caldicot Library           01291 426428
Chepstow Library           01291 635731
Gilwern Library            01873 833055
Monmouth Library           01600 775215
Usk Library                01291 674925

Browse the new Library Website: http://libraries.monmouthshire.gov.uk

Each of Monmouthshire‟s five main libraries has a Parent Collection, which is situated
near to the Under-5‟s area and brings together information on education, childcare, health
and other related topics. Copies of all approved settings‟ inspection reports can also be
accessed at these libraries.




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                        SERVICE SPECIFICATION AGREEMENT

                        APPROVED NON-MAINTAINED EARLY
                            EDUCATION PROVIDERS

This agreement is between Monmouthshire County Council – Lifelong Learning and
Leisure Directorate and: -

Aims of Service

1. To ensure that all children, whose parents request it have access to part time quality
   early years places from the term following their third birthdays in line with
   Monmouthshire‟s Early Years Development Plan.

2. To ensure clarity and consistency within the early years curriculum and to promote
   best practice through the Foundation Phase from September 2008.

3. To ensure the provision of high quality day care and pre-school settings, including
   services for children with additional learning needs.

4. To promote early identification and appropriate intervention for children with additional
   learning needs including support for the transition between early years settings and
   school.

5. To ensure the provision of an equal opportunities policy.

6. To encourage close working relationships between the home and early years settings.


             CRITERIA TO BE MET FOR PROVISION OF SERVICES –
            DESCRIPTION AND LEVEL OF SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED

Provision

 To be registered and inspected by Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales and
  abide by their regulations.

 To undergo regular inspection of funded educational provision by Estyn on a similar
  cycle to Maintained LEA Schools.

 To provide a minimum of 10 hours good quality educational provision per week
  during school term time.

 To provide sessions of a minimum of two hours duration on a daily basis unless
  exceptional circumstances do not allow for it e.g. if sufficient parents do not request it.

 To agree a post inspection action plan, setting targets to address key issues within an
  agreed time scale.



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 To receive and act upon regular professional advice, support and visits from
  representatives of the LEA and the EYDCP (this may include EYDCP Members).

Curriculum Planning and Assessment

 To make appropriate provision for all children using the framework of Desirable
  Outcomes for Children‟s Learning before Compulsory School Age (ACCAC) through
  the full range of activities to ensure access to all areas of the curriculum and follow the
  Foundation Phase curriculum from September 2008.

 To undertake effective planning with identified learning objectives, within the
  framework of Desirable Learning Outcomes and work towards the implementation of
  the Foundation Phase in September 2008.

 To undertake formal assessments of each child using the Monmouthshire Pre-School
  Transition Record. This should be passed (with written consent from parents) to the
  next educational establishment.

 To undertake effective assessment and to use the information to inform future
  planning.

 To develop self-evaluation with support from an Early Years Network Co-ordinator.

Training and Professional Development

 To access training to support the continuous professional development of all staff
  through the LEA, EYDCP, WPPA, MYM or other organisations.

 To identify a Child Protection Co-ordinator who will undertake Child Protection training
  on a regular basis.

 To attend a minimum of three curriculum based training sessions (per setting, per
  year) provided and funded by the LEA / Monmouthshire‟s EYDCP.

 To enable all staff to attend the Foundation Phase Training provided by the LEA.

NB.    Failure to attend a minimum of three curriculum based training sessions per
       year will result in the EYDCP reviewing your approved status.

Additional Educational Needs

 To fulfil your legal obligation to abide by the SEN Code of Practice for Wales on the
  early identification of children with Additional Educational Needs.

 To identify a member of staff to take responsibility for the role of Additional
  Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

 To seek support when necessary from the Early Years AEN Transition Co-ordinator
  (with permission from parents).


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Equal Opportunities

 To promote equality of access and opportunity for all children, regardless of gender,
  disability, ethnicity, religion, AEN or competence in English and/or Welsh.


Partnership Arrangements

 To advise the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership of any changes to
  management personnel i.e. to setting or committee. Where there are significant
  changes in management or staffing in a setting approved provider status will be
  reviewed by the EYDCP at the end of the first six-month period following the
  commencement of the new staffing arrangement.

 To receive from the LEA notification of any changes in its Early Years Team directly
  involved with the setting.

 To assist the LEA / EYDCP in ensuring continuous improvement of the quality of the
  service that it provides. It is a requirement of this agreement that the setting responds
  to requests for oral or written information relating to the provision of Early Education.

 To ensure that the settings employees are formally made aware of the aims and
  objectives of this agreement through staff meetings and reviews.

 To review the Service Specification Agreement on an annual basis (both parties).

 To ensure all staff have current enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks
  that are renewed every three years. (CRB checks are not transferable between
  settings).

 To have regard for the Children and Young People‟s Plan.

Funding Arrangements

 The EYDCP has a responsibility to ensure that sessional, good quality early years
  places are available to those parents who choose it for their children from the
  beginning of the term following their third birthdays (for this purpose the Welsh
  Assembly Government defines term dates as starting 1 st January, 1st April and 1st
  September).

 Through Monmouthshire‟s Early Years Development Plan, each approved non-
  maintained setting will be funded for the number of eligible children in attendance,
  multiplied by the number of sessions they attend in a week, up to a maximum of five
  part-time sessions each (one per day). Funding will only be made available at either
  an approved non-maintained setting or an LEA nursery.

 The level of funding for non-maintained settings will be set and reviewed annually by
  the EYDCP, having regard to the level of funding available from the Local Authority.
  The funding is currently set at £6.50 per session (this is subject to change).


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 Providers will be expected to provide sessions of a minimum of two hours duration on
  a daily basis unless exceptional circumstances do not allow for it e.g. if sufficient
  parents do not request it or if the premises are not available.

 Providers will be required to complete a claim form (invoice) detailing the children
  registered at the setting and confirming their dates of birth. Invoices must be received
  within three weeks of the start of term but should not be submitted prior to the
  beginning of each school term.

 Parents must not be asked to sign application forms prior to six weeks before the start
  of each school term.

 Providers will be required to verify the date of birth of the child by examination of the
  child‟s birth certificate.

 It is expected that providers obtain parental signatures to confirm that children are
  eligible.

 Providers will be funded once a term and the Authority will aim to pay a provider within
  three weeks of receiving the claim.

 There are no catchment areas for LEA nurseries. Parents may choose either an LEA
  or non-maintained approved setting in Monmouthshire.

 For the purpose of monitoring and efficient financial management of the Early
  Education Grant there will be no retrospective adjustments to funding (which is non
  transferable between settings). Therefore if children leave the provider (after the first
  three weeks of the start of term) the provider may keep the grant to maintain staffing
  levels for the rest of that term*, but if children are admitted during the term, they will
  not affect the level of grant and parents will not incur any charge for the educational
  aspect of the provision. (*This does not apply should a setting cease to be an
  approved provider mid way through a term).

 In accordance with National Assembly Government guidance, providers may
  charge top-up fees for those elements of their provision i.e. extended childcare,
  which are in addition to the education element funded through the EYDCP. NB –
  All eligible children are entitled to a minimum of two hours free early education
  per day during term time.

 Providers are required to certify that they are meeting the requirements of the current
  Early Years Development Plan.

 Cross Border Funding arrangements have been negotiated with Torfaen, Blaenau
  Gwent, Newport and Powys. Monmouthshire also has agreements with Herefordshire
  and Gloucestershire but this only applies to specific areas (contact the Pre-School
  Admissions Officer for further information) Parents residing outside Monmouthshire
  who wish to claim Early Education Grants for their Children to attend Monmouthshire
  settings should in the first instance contact their home authority before submitting an


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   application to Monmouthshire. (NB. funding is not available for LEA areas other than
   those specified above).

 The forms (invoices) submitted by the provider will be subject to checks by the Local
  Authority to verify the total claims against the pupil details on every claim. Audit
  checks undertaken on claims will include checking that:

   a) The parent of the child has declared that the child is resident in Monmouthshire or
      in negotiated cross border funded areas.

   b) The child is eligible by birth date.

   c) The child is attending non-maintained sessions, which are not in addition to
      attendance at an LEA nursery.

 The Authority will continue to fund LEA settings.

 Where the local authority suspects fraudulent practice it reserves the right to view
  evidence in both non-maintained and LEA settings of information relating to the name,
  address and date of birth of funded pupils to ensure that details provided are correct.
  Should fraudulence be proved the local authority would request repayment of the
  grant.

 Transport costs for children below school age, i.e. those in LEA nurseries or non-
  maintained approved early years settings, will not be paid as it is not a statutory duty
  of the LEA and it is a policy of the Monmouthshire EYDCP to ensure that an early
  education place exists within reasonable distance of the homes of funded children.

 If all funds are not distributed or claimed, any surplus will be used to supplement
  training and/or administration costs at the discretion of the EYDCP.

 As Monmouthshire currently has sufficient early education places from April 2006 the
  EYDCP will not approve further settings unless in an identified geographical area of
  need for early education places. This is to ensure quality of provision and to provide
  the support (10%) of a qualified teacher as required by the Welsh Assembly
  Government to existing approved settings. Currently there are no identified
  geographical areas of need, however the position is monitored on a termly basis.

Termination of Agreement

 Both the EYDCP and setting must give 6 weeks written notice of an intention to
  terminate this agreement.

 Where there is a fundamental breach of this agreement then the notice period will be
  waived entirely.




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Failure to Comply

Failure to comply with any or all parts of this agreement will result in the EYDCP
reviewing and where necessary withdrawing the approved status of the provider.

The process for this action is as follows:

(i)      If a situation arises where your setting is failing to comply with the service
         specification agreement your attention will initially be drawn to it by your assigned
         Early Years Network Co-ordinator.

(ii)     Support will be offered from Early Years Network Co-ordinators to help rectify the
         problem. Timescales and targets will be set to help in this process which will be
         agreed by the EYDCP.

(iii)    If the targets are not met within agreed timescales written notification will be sent
         to the setting from the EYDCP informing them of the intent to review the settings
         approved status.

(iv)     A date will be arranged for the review and parents of children attending the setting
         will be informed in writing.

(v)      The review will be undertaken by a special panel of EYDCP members, Early Years
         Network Co-ordinators and representatives from the relevant umbrella
         organisations will also attend. The setting will be invited to send representatives.

(vi)     A report from the review panel will then be taken to EYDCP for a decision on
         further support that can be made available to the setting.

(vii)    Extra support will then be implemented and new targets and timescales agreed
         with the setting.

(viii)   If these targets are not met a report will be sent from the appropriate Early Years
         Network Co-ordinator to the EYDCP recommending the withdrawal of funding and
         support.

(ix)     The setting will receive written confirmation from the EYDCP of their decision to
         withdraw approved status. Parents of children receiving the Early Education Grant
         will also be informed in writing.




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Procedure for Approving New Settings

1.     Setting to contact Early Years Section at County Hall through The Children‟s
       Information Service – info@monmouthshirecis.org.uk

2.     The Early Years Section will provide and request the completion of an “Expression
       of Interest” proforma.

3.     On receipt of the above proforma the EYDCP will consider the request and the
       setting will be informed of their decision.

4.     If the EYDCP accept the “Expression of Interest” the setting will be contacted by
       an Early Years Network Co-ordinator in order to make an initial visit.

5.     The Early Years Network Co-ordinator will feed back to the EYDCP which will
       decide upon one of the following three options:

          To issue an application to become an approved Early Education Provider.

          To continue providing support and training to the setting through an Early
           Years Network Co-ordinator until the setting reaches the appropriate standard
           for approval as outlined in an action plan that will be drawn up with the setting.

          To decline the “Expression of Interest” received from the setting and provide an
           explanation for the decision.

If the application for approval is accepted by the EYDCP provisional approval status will
be granted and Estyn will be informed.

Provisional Approved status will enable the setting to provide Early Education to eligible
three and four year olds and claim the Early Education Grant.

(Full approval will only be achieved by fulfilling a successful Estyn Inspection Report).

NB – Where the EYDCP has stated this will initially take the form of a subgroup whose
decision will always be ratified at the next full EYDCP Meeting.




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                                                                            Appendix 1
             Monmouthshire Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership

TBC (Chairman)                                   Ann Jones (Vice Chair)
Cabinet Member for Lifelong Learning             Principal Librarian
Monmouthshire County Council                     Chepstow Library
County Hall                                      Manor Way
Cwmbran                                          Chepstow
NP44 2XH                                         Monmouthshire
Tel: 01633 644644                                NP6 5HZ
                                                 Tel: 01291 636390
                                                 E-mail: annjones@monmouthshire.gov.uk
Liz Humphrys                                     TBC
Principal School Improvement Officer             Elected Member
Monmouthshire County Council                     Monmouthshire County Council
Lifelong Learning and Leisure Directorate        County Hall
County Hall                                      Cwmbran
Cwmbran                                          NP44 2XH
NP44 2XH                                         Tel: 01633 644644
Tel: 01633 644552
Fax: 01633 644488
E-mail: lizhumphrys@monmouthshire.gov.uk
Clair Evans                                      Canon Keith Denison
ICC and Sure Start Project Manager               School Governor Representative
C/o Acorn ICC                                    keithdenison@churchinwales.org.uk
Deri View Primary School
Llwynu Lane
Abergavenny
Monmouthshire
Tel: 07884115022
E-mail: clairevans@monmouthshire.gov.uk
Nichola Dee                                      Kevin Morgan
Regional Executive Officer                       Childcare Development Officer
Wales Pre-School Playgroup Association           Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs
6 Crane Street                                   Bridge Street
Pontypool                                        Station Road
Torfaen                                          Llanishen
NP4 6LY                                          Cardiff
Tel: 01495 760909                                CF4 3UZ
E-mail: nicholad@walesppa.org                    Tel: 02920 741003
                                                 E-mail: kevinm@clybiauplantcymru.org
Representative                                   Jen Dafis
Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales          Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin
6th Floor                                        Tŷ Cymru
Civic Centre                                     Greenwood Close
Pontypool                                        Parc Busnes Porth Caerdydd
Torfaen                                          Caerdydd
NP4 6YB                                          CF23 8RD
Tel: 01495 761200                                Tel: 02920739200
E-mail: csiw.se@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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Deb Morgan                                         Maggie Teague
Jobcentre Plus                                     Headteacher
5th Floor                                          Deri View Primary School
Gwent House                                        Llwynu Lane
Cwmbran                                            Abergavenny
Torfaen                                            NP7 6AR
NP44 1PL                                           Tel: 01873 735010
E-mail: deb.morgan@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk        E-mail: maggieteague@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Liz Thomas                                         TBC
Headteacher                                        Principal School Improvement Officer
Agincourt Pre-Preparation School                   Monmouthshire County Council
Dixton Lane                                        Lifelong Learning and Leisure Directorate
Monmouth                                           County Hall
NP25 3SY                                           Cwmbran
Tel: 01600 713970                                  NP44 2XH
E-mail: enquiries@agincourtschool.org              Tel: 01633 644515
                                                   Fax: 01633 644488
                                                   E-mail: franharding@monmouthshire.gov.uk
Beth Watkins                                       Ruth Peggrem
Flying Start/Language and Play/Genesis Co-         Service Manager – Family Placement
ordinator                                          Monmouthshire County Council
C/O Acorn ICC                                      Social and Housing Services
Deri View Primary School                           Coed Glas
Llwynu Lane                                        Abergavenny
Abergavenny                                        Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire                                      Tel: 01873 735405
Tel: 07810055815                                   E-mail: ruthpeggrem@monmouthshire.gov.uk
E-mail: bethwatkins@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Janet Pullen                                       Sally Stevens
Representative for Coleg Gwent                     Gwent Health Representative
Janet.pullen@coleggwent.ac.uk                      sally.stevens@gwent.wales.nhs.uk




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