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Dear Colleagues,

I hope you find the information in this edition of EYE useful. I hope you find the information in this edition of EYE useful. As always, please contact me if you need advice or guidance regarding EYFS.

Reminder

If you have a confirmed case of Covid - 19, please contact me as the Key Education Contact for settings on 01908 254929 or 075 865 542 79.

If you are unable to contact me, please ring Jenny Bargrove on 01908 254071/254509 or 075 573 135 37.

 

Best wishes

 

Belinda Woodcock

Improvement Partner for Early Years

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Holly

Covid Holiday Help

We would like to introduce our “Covid Holiday Help” scheme which makes use of the government’s Covid Winter Grant.


This will provide supermarket e-vouchers for current, funded two-year olds and three and four year olds who are entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium. This will initially be for two weeks at Christmas and then later for February half term. Vouchers will be accessed through Edenred.


This does not apply to all settings. We will be in touch by email if it applies to you. We are able to do this as we already have contact details for eligible settings.


Eligible settings will have access to vouchers for their specific number of entitled children (as per the block two actuals).  Settings will also receive 10% extra to address anyone who has become entitled since 5 October or anyone who is known to be really struggling due to their specific circumstances.


Next steps


Edenred will send further information and login details to eligible settings so that they can access the vouchers.


 


MKC contacts

Please contact us if you would like any additional colleagues to receive copies of this regular update.


For general schools queries: Sufficiency and Access Team 01908 253338 or email: sufficiencyandaccess@milton-keynes.gov.uk


EY Enquiries:  01908 254071 or 01908 254509 or email: EYEnquiries@Milton-keynes.gov.uk


Safeguarding: 01908 253169 or 01908 253170


SEND Team enquires, support, advice and information 01908 657 825 or email: Inclusionandinterventionteam@milton-Keynes.gov.uk


Early Education Funding: 01908 254522


 


Please continue to forward this newsletter to relevant colleagues.  You can also contact the Early Years Enquiries if you wish to add any colleagues.


By working together and keeping each other well informed, we can reduce anxiety and workload across the MK education system.


 


Thank you


Belinda Woodcock


Improvement Partner – Early Years


 


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