Virtual School Keeping in Touch Days with Foster Carers - Early Years

Webinar: Microsoft Teams, Teams
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Target Audience
Connected Carers / Foster Carers
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Event Types
Support Group
Course categories
Adopters and Foster Carers
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Professional Development
Event description

 Jacqui Lewis (Early Years Setting Support Officer) and Jo Hiam (Virtual School teacher) will lead this session

It will look at what the Early Years (EY) Provision actually looks like, and whether there is anything specific that you as foster carers need to be aware of.
Many of us don’t always know what is available re support or what you should expect settings to provide once accessing EY provision, and the various processes and funding the setting can receive to support the child’s development.

They would be very interested to answer any questions that you may have so if you do have any questions, could you either please email them to or raise them at the Under 5 support group, where Sarah and Zara will be asking carers whether there are any questions that they would like answered e.g.

Examples of questions could be:

Do children looked after have PEP’s ( Pupil Education Plans)at this age?

Does the child’s social worker get involved with nurseries and preschools at all?

It is hoped that this session will run annually, so it will also be used to share any local and national updates that there may be.

The Virtual School value the time they spend with carers, and to enable this to be an even more successful partnership between school and home, would like to have more sessions available for meeting you during the course of the year. Each session will have a focus, but as ever, if there are topics we haven’t identified that you would find more helpful, please let Catherine Charlton know, by emailing:

Learning outcomes
This session will focus on: Early Years

Start Date
Thursday 18 November 2021
End Date
Thursday 18 November 2021
Closing Date
Wednesday 17 November 2021
20:00 - 21:30
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