First aid qualifications
The government is consulting the childcare sector, health professionals, parents and local authorities in England.
This consultation is on proposals for newly qualified level 2 or 3 early years staff to hold a paediatric first aid certificate before they can be included in the adult: child ratios in an early years setting. This proposal would be in addition to existing EYFS requirements.
The consultation closes on 10 December 2015.
Early Years - update May 2017
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Early years foundation stage profile 2017 handbook
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Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage
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ISC responds to Primary Assessment Consultation
ISC has responded to the primary assessment consultation. Our response can be downloaded below.Download