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Longue Hougue recycling facility resurfacing works
Friday 24 February 2017

The recycling site at Longue Hougue will close for the morning only on Tuesday 28 February, for essential resurfacing works. The site will reopen at 12.30 pm.

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Public consultation launched on charitable giving
Friday 24 February 2017

A public consultation has been launched today to help better understand the community's views on donating to charitable causes.

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Small car parking at Salerie car park
Thursday 23 February 2017

A section of designated small car parking spaces is being introduced at Salerie car park this weekend, weather permitting.

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Pre-Schools

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Pre-school education in the Bailiwick is predominantly provided by the private sector.

High quality early years experience provides a firm foundation on which to build future academic, social and emotional success.

The law currently requires children who reach the age of five before 1 September in a particular year to attend school for the next academic year. However, we have agreed that children who reach the age of four years on or before 31 August may also start school from the beginning of the academic year, if accommodation and staffing levels allow.

These four and five year olds are accepted into their catchment school's Reception or Year 1 classes depending on their age (see our school admissions policy).

Many children attend private pre-schools before starting school.

All pre-schools will work within the Early Years Quality Standards Framework from January 2017. A copy of the Framework is available to download from this page. Settings are currently working within the Minimum Standards for Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools, also available on this page.

From January 2017, all three to four-year-olds will be entitled to free, quality, pre-school provision for up to 15 hours per week, 38 weeks a year (term time only), supported by the States of Guernsey (NB this entitlement will be available on a two-term trial basis with possible changes from September 2017 to be agreed by the States of Guernsey).

This entitlement is being delivered through a partnership with private providers.

The Assembly agreed to the funding for the implementation of the entitlement following a debate in November 2015. The proposals were amended with regards to the detail of funding sources and a cap set on entitlement to only those with a joint household income of under £150,000. 

Please read a copy of the Parent/Carer leaflet available from this page on how to apply for your free pre-school entitlement.

A list of pre-school and day nurseries who will offer the entitlement is also available on this page.

You can also access a wealth of supporting information about pre-school provision including a number of key performance indicators.

Downloads

FAQ Fact Sheet for Parents/Carers re Jan 2017 entitlement Development Matters - Guidance for Early Years Foundation Stage SEY CPD Diary Spring 2017 Child Protection Training - E-Learning Parent/Carer leaflet - applying for 15 hours free pre-school entitlement for 3-4 year olds List of pre-school providers signed up to 15 hours entitlement Jan 2017 Parent/Carer Declaration Form - Free Early Years Funding Early Years Quality Standards Framework 2016-17 Self-Evaluation Review & Guidance (SER) Key Performance Indicators for Pre-School Childminders' Standards (updated 2017) Creche Standards (updated 2017) Out of School Care Standards (updated 2017)

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Early Years Service

Le Rondin School & Centre,  Rue des Landes,  Forest,  Guernsey,  GY8 0DP

Call us:
01481 268313