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Practitioners

This part of the website is for practitioners to access a range of information and resources relevant to their work with children, young people and families. Although some of the information is available to all, please ensure you log in to allow further information to be shared in a secure way. 

If you would like to discuss any sections of this website, make recommendations or notify of any changes, please contact: Rochdale Family Information Service on 01706 719900 or email family.info@rochdale.gov.uk

Safe After School campaign

The Safe After School campaign is a new campaign launched to support parents with advice and guidance on out of school activities.

For further information please see the Safe After School campaign page (internal link)

An Induction to Down Syndrome – Course for professionals

Date: Thursday 16th May 2019 at 9.30am – 3pm

Location: Kingsfisher Special School, Foxdenton Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 9QR

Programme overview

This programme offers an ‘Induction to Down Syndrome’. Its aims to develop an understanding of the strengths and challenges children with Down Syndrome may encounter in their learning by focusing on areas such as communication, medical needs and behaviour.  The course is aimed at professionals supporting children in early years and primary settings.

Through a facilitated approach and practical activities, participants will be encouraged to consider how they may implement new strategies into their own practices.

Intended outcomes

Participants will:

  • Develop an awareness of Down Syndrome and some common misconceptions
  • Understand the learning profile of children with Down Syndrome
  • Be offered practical ideas and strategies that can be used to support children and young people with Down Syndrome

Who is this programme for?

This programme is appropriate for teachers and classroom practitioners from either special or mainstream primary settings, as well as Early Years providers and Social Care professionals.

Cost

£150 per person (includes lunch and refreshments: course notes).

To book please visit eventbite website (external link)

Get in touch – SWSTeachingSchool@kingfisher.oldham.sch.uk

Rochdale Early Years Provider Portal

The Early Years Portal will enable you to submit required details for children attending your setting quickly and easily and also enable you to perform instant checks of eligibility for 2 year old funding.

For more information please see the Rochdale Early Years Provider Portal page (external link)

Childcare Provider Course bookings

This page is for childcare providers to search and book on to courses available to them.

For more information or to search for a course please see the Childcare Provider Course bookings page (internal link)

Funding to support inclusion and disability

Information for childcare providers and Early Years education settings regarding the different funding streams available.

For further information please see the Funding for providers to support inclusion and disability page (internal link)

Childcare Providers - Sign up to receive Tax Free Childcare payments

Tax Free Childcare is a government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. As a childcare professional you can sign up online for Tax Free Childcare, allowing parents to pay for childcare directly in to your bank account.

For further information please see the Childcare Providers - Sign up to receive Tax Free Childcare payments page (internal link)

Statutory and operational guidance for childcare providers

Early Help Locality teams

The Early Help Locality Team is a service working with children and young people to offer family support. It will help your child receive the right support at an early stage before their needs increase.

For further information please see the Early Help Locality Team page (internal link)

Early Help tool

Aimed at staff from both children and adult care services, who in their day to day activities provide direct services to children, young people and/or parents/carers.

For further information please see the Early Help Assessment Tool page (internal link)

Supported Day Care

The primary focus of the Supported Day Care Scheme is to ensure that the child's wellbeing and safety are maintained.

For further information please see the Supported Day Care Scheme page (internal link)

How to update your childcare page on this website

If you need help registering as a childcare provision, or would like to advertise your service on this directory, please contact Rochdale Family Information Service on 01706 719900 or email family.info@rochdale.gov.uk

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