Cheqdin Childcare News October 2019

Cheqdin Childcare Digest – October 2019

With the Halloween Brexit staved off, and the UK set for yet another general election, this month could be setting the stage for some rather radical changes for the early years sector. From a likely overhaul of the Ofsted to … Continue Reading

Early years providers doing more paperwork than required

Early Years Providers Producing More Paperwork than Necessary

The vast majority of early years providers in the UK are producing more paperwork than required, according to a recent survey. The study carried out by Early Years Alliance in conjunction with the Department of Education and Ofsted has revealed … Continue Reading

SCA

Cheqdin Childcare Digest: September 2019

After all the hullabaloo to get online businesses PSD2 compliant by the 14th of September, the SCA storm has finally calmed in the UK. Along with many other UK and EU businesses, we set everything aside and ran all the … Continue Reading

Early years funding boost

£66m Announced for Early Years in Government Spending Review

There’s a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for early years providers struggling with government underfunding. The Chancellor of Exchequer, Sajid Javid has announced an additional funding of £66m for early years education in his first spending … Continue Reading

Cheqdin Childcare Digest August 2019

Cheqdin Childcare Digest August 2019

August has been one incredible month for the Cheqdin family. We launched two of our much-awaited modules – Direct Debit and Rules-Based Invoicing and added a whole new set of embellishments to existing features. Direct Debit and Rules-Based Invoicing from … Continue Reading

Safeguarding in New Ofsted Inspection Framework

Safeguarding in Ofsted’s New Inspection Framework: What should Early Years Providers Know?

Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework is all set to be rolled out this September. Although there are a number of new changes across the spectrum, we will focus on the inspection of ‘safeguarding’ for early years in this post. According … Continue Reading

Guidelines on portion data-lazy-sizes for pre-schoolers

Revised Guidelines Published on Portion Sizes for Pre-Schoolers

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has published the updated version of its 5532 Guide –  a resource for planning a healthy, varied and balanced diet for pre-schoolers. The updated guidelines, developed by an expert panel of nutrition scientists and early … Continue Reading

Paediatric First Aid Millie's Mark launches in Scotland

Paediatric First Aid Accreditation, Millie’s Mark, Launches in Scotland

Childcare settings in Scotland will now be eligible to apply for Millie’s Mark, the gold standard in Paediatric First Aid for childcare providers. The childcare quality endorsement scheme received the green flag from the Scottish Government, with Children’s Minister Marie … Continue Reading

Early Years Coalition Launched Ahead of Government Consulation

Early Years Organisations Launch Survey Ahead of Government Consultation

A new coalition of the UK’s leading early years organizations including the NDNA, PACEY and Early Years Alliance have launched a survey ahead of the Government Consultation on Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) later this year. The coalition was founded … Continue Reading

Ofsted's new Education Inspection Framework

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework 2019 to go live from September

Ofsted’s new education inspection framework and the accompanying handbooks will come into force from September 2019. The new framework is expected to bring down the pressure on teachers and early years practitioners to produce masses of data and paperwork for … Continue Reading