News for Early Years Providers

EYFS Framework 2024: A guide to the changes

A guide to help providers understand the changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework coming into effect as of 4 January 2024 (with two changes set to be introduced at a later date that is yet to be confirmed).


UKHSA & Met Office Cold Weather-Health Alerting System

Cold-Health Alerts will help planning and preparedness this winter by keeping you informed.
Please register to receive both the Heat-Health Alerts (HHA) and Cold-Health Alerts (CHA). The Weather-Health Alerting system, which is managed by UKHSA in partnership with the Met Office are year-round, underpin the Adverse Weather and Health Plan which brings together and builds on the previous Heatwave Plan for England, first published in 2004, and the Cold Weather Plan for England, first published in 2011.
When registering you will be able to specify the regions you wish to receive alerts for, with the ability to be notified for one region only or multiple regions. Your contact information is used to deliver requested updates.
Register now to receive alerts directly via email by signing up for alerts or contact UKHSA for more information. You can also navigate to the Weather-Health Alerts live map for a live pictorial display.

Out of School Club Network Meeting

The national wraparound childcare programme is part of the childcare reforms announced at the 2023 Spring Budget. The government’s ambition is that by 2026, all parents and carers of primary school-aged children who need it will be able to access term time childcare in their local area from 8am-6pm, so that parents can access employment and improve labour market participation.

This programme will only focus on primary school-aged children from reception to year 6, Monday to Friday during term time. Our expectation is that all wraparound provision is 8am-6pm.

With this in mind, we are wanting to arrange a meeting to start and create a Support Network for Out of School Clubs in the East Riding, where you can all come together to share your thoughts, feelings and ideas. We would like you to think about -

• Current challenges in your area
• How you might have overcome local issues
• Things that are working well
• How you have implemented changes
• Support you might need going forward

We have booked a room at Cottingham Parks Golf Club on Tuesday 21st November 9.30 am to 11.30 am we have proposed a face to face meeting as we feel it will create better opportunities for practitioners to talk to each other and for us as advisors to listen to you, and continue to offer support.

To book a place please email:

Health protection and outbreak management training

For early years, schools, nurseries and childcare providers

The training will be facilitated by a Health Protection Practitioner (UKHSA), Infection Control Nurse Specialist and an Environmental Health Officer and will include:
• Common childhood infections & vaccination
• Infection prevention & control
• Food & environment safety
• Principles of outbreak management
on Wednesday 29th November, 09:00-12:00
Ergo business centre, Hessle, HU13 0GD

The training is suitable for all providers of foundation stage, early years, childcare and primary education. All professionals are welcome, whatever your role in the setting. The training is free to all providers whether private, independent, academies or state maintained.

To book a place, please email your name, setting and number of places required to:
The training is free therefore booking is required, early booking is advised (first come first served.)

Closing date for booking is Thursday 16th November, 2023.
For further information please contact:

Be a part of the Holiday Activity and Food project for 2024!

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Annual 2023 grant scheme is now launched supporting providers to deliver fun activities for children and young people aged 5-16 years who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals (FSM) throughout Christmas, Easter and Summer school holidays.

There is funding available for organisations to provide a range of activities including sport, play, drama, cooking, crafts, dance, music, healthy lifestyles, art or outdoor adventures. Funding can be spent on management and delivery staff, venues, equipment, volunteer expenses, food, marketing, trips, capital resources, etc.

HAF monies can fully fund programmes solely for eligible children and young people who go to school in the East Riding or part-fund FSM places on sessions for everyone. A meal is to be provided each time pupils attend, and all sessions should be 4 hours long, but recognise that shorter sessions for secondary school-aged pupils may be more beneficial.

Grants of up to £150,000 are available from the HAF team in helping to meet local needs, completing the grant application form and sourcing food providers. A training package is also available offering practical fun games, nutrition information and courses to support HAF delivery partners be more inclusive.

For an informal chat please contact Vicky Jude, HAF Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Officer at

2024 Annual grant deadline: Round 1 - Monday 23rd October 2023 or Round 2 - Monday 8th January 2024 at noon. Please note that more funding will be available in the first assessment round.

Flu immunisation for early years settings including child minders

Information for practitioners working in early years settings on the nasal spray flu vaccination.

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