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Knowledge Makes Change – April 2024

Knowledge Makes Change As a member of the Best Start Partnership, the Jersey Child Care Trust compiles and distributes news, information and research (local and international) to all those in Jersey who want to make a difference for children.
Do you go to Long Beach Playground (‘Sandy Park’) at Gorey?
The Department for Infrastructure and Environment is asking everyone that uses Long Beach Playground for their ideas before they replace the play equipment.
There are several ways to get involved:·       Complete the short online survey·       Email a written response to (please include the title ‘Long Beach Playground Consultation’)·       Invite children to draw or write their ideas on the Ideas Sheet available online·       Meetwith the Project Team in the playground on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd May, 2-6pm.
More information is available at The consultation closes on 5thMay 2024.
As part of our work to promote the many career opportunities within the early years sector, we have been attending various careers fayre and meeting many (hundreds) of students. It is exciting to hear students talk about the different roles that they want to go into within early years, as well as hearing from those who are thinking about a change of direction and entering the early years workforce.
We also took Best Start and a ‘50 Thing’s to Do Before You’re Five’ setup to the ‘Vision for Inclusive Education’ launch. It was great to be able to talk about what we do as a partnership, as well as share the many benefits of the 50 Things app and website. We will soon be launching a 50 Things Summer Challenge. Please keep an eye on the ’50 Things Jersey’ Facebook page for more details.
“Following on from the save the date invite, we are delighted to share with you details of our Summer EYFS network briefing, and sharing wise practice for Communication and Language, and Literacy.
This event offers a choice of 7 exciting workshops that will share a range of approaches currently being used in settings and schools to promote Communication and Language, and Literacy. The Eventbrite link is Summer EYFS Network Briefing – Sharing wise practice in Early Years Tickets, Wed, May8, 2024 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite to select the 2 workshops that you wish to attend, each workshop will take 10 attendees so please be prompt in booking to avoid disappointment.
Please share this invite widely, Teaching assistants, Nursery officers and key workers are all welcome.
The event will take place at St Lawrence school on 8.5.24, 4-5.30pm.”
The new CEYS Training Directory is hot off the press, and available here; CEYS Training Summer 2024
Do you and your clients know about the services offered by Causeway in Jersey?  Do you think this service is still needed and relevant?  They can house up to 8 expectant mothers or those with a young baby but have experienced a drop in the number of residents recently.  Perhaps you could get in touch with them to find out more or offer some feedback on how they might increase the number of applicants to their services.
Birth to Three: Meeting Children’s Unique Needs, takes place on Tuesday 9th July at The Cavendish Conference Centre in central London, and is aimed at all nursery practitioners and managers.Education practice for children under three needs to be specialised and different to provision for older nursery-age children. While much is known about the kinds of environments in which babies and toddlers thrive, there is still a lot to learn when it comes to creating these environments and delivering best practice.Nursery World has assembled a stellar line-up of expert speakers for a full day of presentations, workshops and case studies of good practice. With increasing numbers of under-threes set to access early years education and care, this vital, timely event will equip you with advice and insights on developing provision to meet the particular needs of your younger children.
Who should attend?• Nursery managers and owners
• Nursery practitioners
• EYFS co-ordinators
• EYFS leads
• Local authority early years managers
• Early years SENDCos
• Early years advisers
• Anyone with an interest in early childhood development

 Why attend? 
• Gain expert insights and practical ideas on shaping provision for under-threes that you can implement straight away
• Meet and network with nursery professionals facing similar challenges to you from across the country
• Get access to presentations, speaker handouts and a CPD certificate validating your attendance and participation
• View our exhibition of relevant products and resources to support your provision during the refreshment breaks and buffet lunch
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