E-bulletin, briefing sheets and other resources
London e-bulletin - During the project a London e-bulletin was published several times a year. You can view past issues here.
Briefing sheets - View briefing sheets on various topics with information and ideas for London childcare professionals.
'Supporting parents in helping their children learn at home - Some tips for childcare providers' - This document was produced in collaboration with the Family and Parenting Institute. The content can also be viewed section by section here.
Top 10 tips, information outreach to families - Download top tips for information outreach to families, identified by our workshop participants from across London.
4 In 10 - www.4in10.org.uk - raising awareness and campaigning on child poverty issues in London, identifying projects that have been shown to have a positive impact, and developing networks to share this good practice.
London Play - www.londonplay.org.uk - working for improved play spaces and services.
London Councils - www.londoncouncils.gov.uk - lobbies the government and others on behalf of its 33 member councils, for a fair share of resources, and to protect and enhance council powers. It also develops policies and supports boroughs to improve their services.
London Development Agency (LDA) - www.lda.gov.uk - working to deliver the Mayor's vision for London to be a sustainable world city with strong, long-term economic growth, social inclusion and active environmental improvement.
Greater London Authority (GLA) - www.london.gov.uk - aiming to provide strategic direction for the future of London, and overseeing some cross-London services.
London Poverty Profile - www.londonspovertyprofile.org.uk – a source of information about poverty and inequality in London, managed by the City Parochial Foundation and New Policy Institute.
London Child Poverty Network - www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/policylobbying/children/childpoverty - set up by London Councils for local authorities and partners to share good practice, discuss local issues and support pan-London approaches to tackling child poverty.
Sites for childcare professionals
Foundation Years website - www.foundationyears.org.uk/professionals-hub/introduction - section for practitioners
Croydon Childcare Start Up Guide - www.croydononline.org/child_care/start_up_guide
Informed Families Enfield - www.enfield.gov.uk/if/info/18/enfield_childcare_providers
Islington Childcare Trust - www.islingtonchildcaretrust.org.uk - supporting voluntary sector providers
The Learning Trust (Hackney) - www.learningtrust.co.uk/childcare/information_for_providers
Southwark Council business support - www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200016/childcare/932/developing_childcare_and_business_support
Young Lambeth website - www.younglambeth.org/practitioners-zone/newsletters.html
Local authority networks
There are a number of networks for local authority staff related to childcare, including the following:
London Heads of Early Years - meets periodically at London Councils
London Childcare Sufficiency network - meets quarterly, rotating around different boroughs
London Childcare and Early Years Training Co-ordinators Network - meets every two months, rotating around different boroughs
Regional Quality Improvement Network Meeting - meets termly
London Family Information Service Managers - meet quarterly, rotating around different boroughs
London Child Poverty Network - meets quarterly at London Councils, also including Third Sector partners