Over 100 settings attend launch of new HfL PVI services

    Published: 06 March 2018

    Herts for Learning’s (HfL) Early Years team has launched a range of new services tailored to PVI settings.

    There are five packages now available, designed to support continuous improvement and help sustain high-quality education and childcare to maintain a thriving business. The membership enables settings to access to a quality improvement forum and keep up to date. The consultancy packages enable PVI settings to plan a programme of support and spread the cost over a 12-month period by paying by direct debit.

    Speaking about the launch of the new PVI packages, Caroline Chalke, Early Years Adviser at HfL, said: “We are very proud to be launching these new services to PVI settings across Hertfordshire. It has been months of planning and finding out what our PVI settings need. Our services can been tailored and bespoke to each individual setting. We hope that PVIs find these services useful.

    “However, this is just one of many new products and services that we have launched over the last year. We need to ensure we respond to the demands of our Early Years settings.”

    Over 100 delegates from PVI settings across Hertfordshire attended the Early Years Quality Improvement Forum, held at Hertfordshire Development Centre on Wednesday 21st February, where the services were launched.

    Delegates heard from a range of speakers from HfL as well as an opportunity to listen to other settings who shared their quality improvement journey.

    There was an update on safeguarding, Ofsted, GDPR and what the new regulations mean for educational settings and lastly a session about ‘Fun with Phonics’.

    Zoe Tearle, Owner and Manager of Jack in the Box Nurseries, who was one of the speakers who shared her setting’s progress said: “It was good for me to not only hear from other fantastic speakers, but also to present the successes that my settings has had.

    “We [PVI settings] have a lot of support in Hertfordshire and events like this showcase the help that is available to us. I hope many settings now know that there are people they can talk to and the support is there when it is needed.

    “The packages that have been produced by Herts for Learning look great and I will definitely be exploring one of the options for my setting,” said Zoe.

    Caroline added: “The event was a great chance for people to meet colleagues in other settings. Networking is very important and ensures that PVIs feel supported and not alone.”

    For more information about the bundles, please email the Early Years team at earlyyearsteam@hertsforlearning.co.uk or visit the Early Years PVI page.

    Find out more about other Early Years products, services and support from HfL.