Barnsley Early Start and Family Services

Early start and childcare resources

Information, documents, resources and news from across the early years sector.

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Documents and guides

Barnsley thresholds of intervention - early help and beyond

Early years foundation stage statutory framework

Early years inspection handbook

Promoting self-care in the EYFS around continence in the early years

Risk assessment template

Risk assessment checklist template

Risk assessment for visits template

Risk assessment example - outdoor play area

Risk assessment checklist example - outdoor play area

Risk assessment example - accessible toilet

Risk assessment checklist example - accessible toilet

Secure email using Egress

Safeguarding audit for sole childminders

Safeguarding audit for group settings

Safeguarding poster

SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years

Example continuous learning plans 

Active physical play, 24 to 36 months

Active physical play, 36 to 60 months

Book area, 24 to 36 months

Book area, 36 to 60 months

Music and singing, 24 to 36 months

Music and singing, 36 to 60 months

Sand, water and messy play, 24 to 36 months

Sand and water, 36 to 60 months

Toileting and hand washing, 24 to 36 months

Toileting and hand washing, 36 to 60 months


Barnsley CVS


Charity Commission

Children and Young People Now

Countryside Classroom

Early years foundation stage

Enterprising Barnsley

Forest School Association

Foundation Years

Guidance for assessing the EYFSP for children aged 5 and under


Institute for Outdoor Learning

Learning through Landscapes

National Day Nurseries Association



Play England

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years

Register as a childminder or childcare provider

RHS Campaign for School Gardening

The Woodland Trust

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