Government reviews nursery funding guidance during lockdown after KCC letter

UPDATE PUBLISHED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021: Government guidance has been updated after Kent County Council’s Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Skills wrote to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families expressing concern over early years funding during lockdown. Richard Long, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said:…

Nurseries and pre-schools celebrate Improvement and Achievement Awards

Nurseries and pre-schools across Kent are celebrating after being honoured with prestigious awards to recognise their commitment to supporting continuous improvement. Five nurseries and pre-schools were honoured with a prestigious Threads of Success Improvement and Achievement Award. They were Bertie’s Nursery in Faversham, Discovery Day Nursery in Maidstone, Kiddie Kapers Neighbourhood Nursery in Ashford, Magpie…

Kent Early Years and Childcare Service scoop second national award

Kent County Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service has scooped a second nationally recognised award for one of its innovative products, the ‘Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning (EFICL) Toolkit – Pathways to Excellence’. In 2016 the EFICL toolkit was also awarded the Nursery World Award for ‘Best Staff Resource’ and we are delighted that…

Top Kent nurseries and pre-schools celebrated

Nine nurseries and pre-schools from across Kent have been honoured with a prestigious ‘Threads of Success’ Improvement and Achievement Award. Gillian Cawley, Director Education, Quality and Standards at Kent County Council presented the awards at a recent ceremony in Maidstone. The Award recognises the commitment to continually improve standards. It requires and enables practitioners to…

Early years toolkit wins award

Kent County Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service has scooped a nationally recognised Nursery World Award for one of its innovative products, Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning (EFICL) Toolkit. The EFICL Toolkit includes many resources to support Early Years providers and Children’s Centres to work more closely with families to improve and enhance their…