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Changing Lives Through Childcare

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Steam, The Museum of GWR

Fire Fly Avenue

Swindon

SN2 2TA

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Changing Lives Through Childcare

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Childcare changes lives. It has the potential to improve outcomes for children, provide a safeguard, and lift families out of disadvantage by supporting parents economic and employment choices and opportunities.

 

Everyone who works with families of young children can play a critical role in supporting their decisions to take up childcare. Understanding the early years entitlements, talking confidently and positively, and understanding what motivates families can support take up of two-year-old places. Families often perceive all sorts of barriers to not using childcare – we can all help break these barriers of exclusion and non-participation.

Changing Lives Through Childcare is a short interactive workshop designed for everyone who works directly with families with two-year-olds and pre-school children. This workshop will look at all entitlements but will specifically focus on two-year-olds to develop strategies to increase take up in 2020. It will provide a timely update for experienced staff and a comprehensive overview for new team members from early help teams, health visitors, JobCentre Plus, social care, schools, and other community groups etc. This free workshop will:

Explore what the early years and childcare entitlements are and why we have them.

Consider the difference they make to children’s and families’ outcomes.

Consider eligibility criteria for funded two, three and four year-olds.

Unpick the barriers that prevent families of two-year-olds from accessing a place in Swindon

Identify strategies to overcome barriers and identify how parent-facing teams can support families to understand the benefits of early education and childcare so they can take advantage of the entitlement.

Unpick other schemes and government initiatives that support families of two-year-olds and all families to reduce what they pay for early education and childcare.

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Fire Fly Avenue

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