Local Childcare-Funfishers Out of School Club, Nursery & Pre-school

Shared Foundation Partnership Hub

Shared Foundation Partnerships

Shared Foundation Partnerships are well established and embedded networks across the city made up of early years providers from each sector - schools, childminders, private day nurseries, pre-school playgroups and out of school clubs.

The Partnerships have a focus on a continuous and seamless quality of Early Years education for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds before they start full time formal education. They meet together to support the care and education needs of families in the local area.

To ensure a common focus and shared agenda, the partnerships support the following basic principles:

  • Seamless transitions - supporting effective seamless transitions for children as well as other aspects such as ensuring consistent moderation and accurate assessment between providers.
  • Quality Learning and Development - exploring and identifying actions for all partners to contribute to improving children’s learning and development.
  • Sharing of information, resources & training.
  • Supporting vulnerability.
  • Development and expansion of places - assessing demand for childcare places within a locality to determine whether there is unmet demand and hence a need for the additional provision, this includes funded 2-year-old places. Please see York Childcare Finder below.
  • Blended Childcare – developing wraparound provision from 6am – 8pm to support working parents /carers.
  • Inclusion - Working with York Parent Carer Forum, Action for Children, local parent support groups and national charities which support parents/carers of children & young people who have a disability or additional needs, to help identify specific local issues and look at ways of resolving the issues to ensure fully inclusive partnerships across city.

Partnership Inclusion Offer

The Partnership Inclusion Offer has been developed to support parents/carers of disabled children accessing childcare in their Shared Foundation Partnership. The offer aims to share with the parents/carers the skills and knowledge across the Partnership with regards to supporting settings where disabled children access childcare.

York Childcare Finder

A number Shared Foundation Partnerships using the York Childcare Finder which shows all local childcare for parents wishing to access a place in their area. When the page is loaded the latest information about settings in the partnership is available. This information lets parents know opening times, what vacancies there are, how much each setting charges plus more information on each school/childcare setting in the Partnership. If you are looking for childcare places please click on the link below.

For more information about finding, choosing and paying for childcare please visitwww.yor-ok.org.uk/childcare and for services in and around York please visit www.yor-ok.org.uk/services, or contact York Family Information Service on 01904 554444.

The information below has been supplied by York Family Information Service via the York Open Data directory.

Funfishers is part of the Dragonfishers Partnership Hub, meeting termly with Fishergate School, Walmgate Nursery, Fulford Montessori, St George's School and our Early Years Quality and Improvement Officer.