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GCC One Stop Shop for everything Early Years related, including funding, links to other agencies, pathways and processes, request for support processes, training plus much more.



COVID-19 Latest Early Years  Service Updates from Gloucestershire County Council - 

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Getting Ready for School -

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How can early years workers help children manage the transition back to nursery?

As we move

 closer to babies and young children returning to nursery, we need to consider how

their experiences over the past months will have affected them, and what impact this may have on their transition back into childcare. This is an important opportunity for early years workers to start planning now for how they maybe able to help oil the wheels of this important transition, and make it as stress free for young
children as possible.

Top tips for parents

Families play a hugely important part in supporting each other at times of uncertainty or concern especially especially as we are all spending more time




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Babies in Lockdown - listening to parents build back better 

Background to the survey Best Beginnings, Home-Start UK and the Parent-Infant Foundation, all leading

organisations advocating for parents and babies, commissioned Critical Research to 

work with them to gain insights into the impact COVID-19 is having on babies and their parents of all backgrounds from across the UK. The online survey was live between 29th April and 3rd June 2020.
They were supported by young parents and influencers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the
development, testing and promotion of the survey in their endeavour to capture and represent the experiences of parents of all ages and backgrounds.

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