Childcare Support Team Childcare Support Team Members Service Standards Childcare Support Team Childcare Support Team Leading in Leeds to…… Managers Carol Heydon && Kerry Heseltine · Give accurate, unbiased advice and (Job Share) information to existing and potential Claire Nobbs (maternity leave) childcare providers, parents, colleagues and other agencies. Childcare Support Training · Make advisory visits to proposed Coordinator group settings (only once the Barbara Kisby premises have been secured.) · Publicise our ‘Statutory Function’ of Leading Childcare Support information, advice, training and Officers/Training support. in Annette Stickler Michelle Whitaker · Work closely with Ofsted, to promote high quality childcare and Leeds.. Jolene Larner education in a range of settings. · Provide a consistent, equitable Childcare Support Officers (CSO) service to any childcare provider, Leading In Leeds for: new or existing, by supporting and East Wedge: Elaine O’Hara assisting them in meeting the legal West Wedge: Julie Hemsely requirements. North East Wedge: Kerry Heseltine · A personal pre registration visit to North West Wedge: Ginette Ebrahim all childminder applicants. South Wedge: Karen Keown Please remember: the Call the Childcare Support Team can Childcare Support Team only give their best advice, 247 4563 Ofsted are the regulators for Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Day Care and Childminding Childcare Support Team and the ADVICE SUPPORT background. The Childcare Support Team will The Childcare Support Officer’s will advise ANY new or existing childcare support all childcare providers: In September 2001, the responsibility for the provider. The team can advise on ANY · Who have had an initial regulation of Day Care and Childminding issues we do this by: registration or inspection visit and was transferred to Ofsted, who regulate to ·Having a member of the team have been given actions or ensure that Childminders and Childcare available daily, for telephone recommendations by Ofsted. Providers meet the legal requirements and support for any childcare provider. · Who have received an Inadequate promote high quality in the provision of care, ·Supporting all settings to meet the grade from Ofsted. learning and play. legal requirements. · To work in partnership with ·Advising a new provider who has parents. Ofsted have 4 clear areas of responsibility: no experience of the legal · Who have any questions prior to requirements. or following Ofsted inspections. Investigation Registration ·Advising childcare providers with Safeguarding Children concerns The Childcare Support Team work and will advise them when closely with other professionals: Ofsted, Inspection Enforcement referrals should be made to Social the Extended Services Development Care and when to inform Ofsted. Team, Leeds Family Hub, National ·Advising when to inform Ofsted if Childminding Association, Pre School you have a ‘significant incident’. Learning Alliance and Leeds Play At the same time the Local Authority Network. established the Childcare Support Team, TRAINING within the Early Years Service. This team The Childcare Support Team offer The Team are available to visit any have retained the essential statutory function training opportunities to ensure childcare setting on request. The CSO in and lead in Leeds for…… providers are meeting their legal your particular wedge will arrange a requirements in caring for babies and convenient time to visit and will advise children to establish and maintain their how to ensure your setting continues to Advice Training Support Ofsted registration. meet the legal requirements, look at your We offer a variety of training courses in settings training needs. various training venues across the city. Childcare Support Team Information on these three areas is available Choosing the right training course th 4 Floor to all Childcare Providers as required under depends on your needs, interests and East Leeds Family Learning Centre the Care Standards Act 2001 and also the experience, it can be difficult to decide Brookland View, Leeds Childcare Act 2006. the right pathway. Further information LS14 6SA on courses for your continuous 0113 2474563 professional development is available Email: email@example.com from the Childcare Support Training Coordinator on 39 50512.