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Early Years and Childcare

Welcome to the Early Years Section

This section is a resource for Swindon’s early years and childcare workforce, providing relevant local information to support practitioners in their work.
 

If you are a parent looking for childcare, please go to the Family Information Service pages of the main Swindon Borough Council website. 

 

 

Information from health services

Oral Health Training For Early Years Leaders In Swindon, October 2017

Dental statistics for the Swindon area showed that more than one in twelve (7.9%) three year olds in Swindon experience tooth decay in a survey in 2013. On average, these children have 2.21 teeth that were decayed, missing or filled.

The Oral Health Promotion Team, from the Community Dental Services GWH NHS Foundation Trust would like to offer you and your staff some face to face training in oral health so that you can establish some good practice towards better oral health for the children and their families attending your setting.

For more information visit the Public Health page in this site.

 

Rubella Infection in Pregnancy and Congenital Rubella

 

Dear colleague

You may be aware that three cases of congenital rubella syndrome have been reported to Public Health England in the last 18 months.  Investigations have highlighted common missed opportunities.

Attached is a letter providing more information on these missed opportunities and how you and your teams can support reducing the number of future cases through checking MMR status, assistance in maximising MMR uptake and to be familiar with the ‘Guidance on Viral Rash in Pregnancy’.

The links to the relevant documents are attached in a separate document.

Kind regards

Public Health Team
NHS England, South (South Central)
england.bgswareateampublichealth@nhs.net

 


Start4Life

 
Start4Life and the NHS Information Service for Parents have merged to form the Start4Life Information Service for Parents - one source of advice and information for all parents-to-be and parents of under 5s. If you work with the target audience please encourage them to sign up for the service and receive free email and texts covering all aspects of pregnancy and early years. Search Start4Life or visit the sign-up page at:
 
 
 

Link to early years safeguarding

Early years safeguarding resources can be found in the services for children section of Schoolsonline.
 
Information about the levels of safeguarding training advised for early years settings is attached here: 
 
 
 

Link to early years speech and language therapy resources

Early years speech and language therapy resources can be found in the services for children section of Schoolsonline. 

Information from other teams

 
New allergen information rules and where to get advice

 

An article about the new allergen information rules has been published on the Foundation Years website. Please follow the link below to access this:

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2014/12/news-from-the-sector-32/