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Early Years Committee Information

 

Early Years Committee Information
Support voluntary management committees, with all aspects of managing a voluntary managed childcare provider, which include committee management, finances and employment responsibility. The support is offered through meetings with committees, visits to childcare providers, telephone, email support and ongoing training.

  • Committee management - support at meetings including Annual General, roles and responsibilities of committee members, policies (committee confidentiality) and working within childcare providers' constitution.
  • Finances - sustainability forecasting, business planning, policies (fees and debt management), marketing, funding support and Early Years Entitlement.  
  • Employment - Recruitment, selection and retention of staff. 
  • Committee training - A course for committee members, covering: 

Committee management (roles and responsibilities, legislation responsibility)
Financial management (financial forecasting, budgeting sustainability)
Employment responsibility (safer recruitment, induction, supervision, appraisals) 

The course is an ongoing rolling programme and run on a termly basis across the county. There is no cost for the training, and is open to committee members, administrators and supervisors (who have to attend with a committee member). For more information phone Serena Cradock on 01823 357359 or email SCradock@somerset.gov.uk

Support voluntary management committees, with all aspects of managing a voluntary managed childcare provider, which include committee management, finances and employment responsibility. The support is offered through meetings with committees, visits to childcare providers, telephone, email support and ongoing training.

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Contacts

Contact: Children and Young People's Team
Address: Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, TA1 3WF
Email: childrens@somerset.gov.uk
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Fax: 01823 321187
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

 

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