Newsletter April 2023

 Welcome to the April 2023 Newsletter from Out of School Alliance

  • OUT OF SCHOOL ALLIANCE UPDATE: We’ve had a quiet couple of weeks in the beginning of April
  • OOSA NEWS: One month on from the spring budget statement
  • TWO THINGS TO DO RIGHT NOW: Check that you are up to date, Review the safeguarding basics
  • BUSINESS NEWS: National Living and Minimum Wage rates were updated, Access to Work Mental Health Support, Government backs bill to expand pension saving to young and low earners
  • CHILDCARE IN THE NEWS: Nursery World featured, Working Mums reports, Experts will discuss with MPs the effectiveness of childcare reforms
  • TRAINING NEWS: SAFEcic training available, PARS Playwork Update for you, Did you know that the OOSA Academy has courses at three levels?
  • OFSTED NEWS: The Early years inspection handbook has had some minor changes
  • ASK OOSA: ‘Ask OOSA’ feature
  • OOSA OWNERS FORUM: OOSA Owners Forum Calendar
  • ACTIVITY IDEAS: This month we have a true favourite, Maypole Spinners for you. Such fun for children not only to make but to play with afterwards – enjoy!
  • PLAYWORK JOBS: The current playwork job vacancies


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