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Hello Hub members,

Happy New Year! Welcome to our Spring addition of our newsletter, which gives you insights into our forthcoming events such as this extremely exciting training and its partially funded!



Our transition text this year will be Incredible YOU! just think of all the amazing things that you can do! You can sing, you can write and you can dream. And never stop being incredible you! This picture book brings a breath of fresh air filled with postivity, zest and energy from a sensational new pairing. It builds upon the legacy of Dr Seuss' aspirational Oh, the Places You'll Go for a new generation. 

Books and transitional object will be available for you to collect at your next Hub network and moderation session so that you have time to plan and become familiar with it!


Dates for your diary:


Safeguarding Training Workshops this year:

17:30-19:00 24th January 2024 (please note the date change from 16th January)

17:30-19:00 25th April 2024

These sessions will be delivered by Giovanna Simpson online via Teams.

Giovanna will be highlighting CP/safeguarding issues that arise in EYFS and will also be looking at the growing safeguarding issue of neglect in the county.


Profile Training 30th January

This briefing is for those teachers who are new to submitting the EYFS profile or need a refresher. The briefing will explore the main elements of the 2024 EYFS profile handbook, including updates or changes, in order to support teachers to complete the EYFS profile for their children.


Training for Headteachers with Ben Kingston-Hughes 29th January

We are delighted that Ben Kingston-Hughes, Managing Director of Inspired Children, and an international key-note speaker, author and multi-award winning trainer is leading a day’s training for headteachers. Ben recently inspired everybody at our EYFS conference in October. Ben's distinctive blend of humour, neuroscience and real-life practical experiences make his training invaluable and inspiring. Ben will explore how to support vulnerable children to thrive through joyful play, nurture and curiosity.

Please note: This training is currently only for Headteachers, however, if there are spaces, EYFS leads will be able to attend. Please share this with your leadership team.


Teaching Assistant training  6th February


This full day course aims to support teaching assistants with a deeper understanding of the Prime Areas, Literacy and Mathematics. Each of these areas of learning will be explored in depth providing theory as well as practical ideas for learning, including resourcing the EYFS environment.


Woodwork training with Pete Moorhouse  6th March   7th March


This is an exciting opportunity for a full day's training with Pete Moorhouse on woodworking in the EYFS. The practical course will explore how to introduce woodworking into your environment including resources, planning, the role of the adult and risk assessments. This course is for practitioners in settings and reception teachers and will look at the progression of skills for children of 2-5 years.


Book now: Early years foundation stage - schools | East Sussex County Council


Local hub meeting dates:


Bexhill: Wednesday 13th March and 12th June 4-530pme@St peter and Pauls School

Rye: 26th February 4-6pm @Brede 10th June 4-6pm @ Winchelsea

Rother:19th March @Battle Baptist Church 3.30-5.30pm and 18th June 4-6pm @ Etchingham

Hastings: 13th March 4pm @ Churchwood and 12th June Sandown