Children's Centres - resources and information for staff

 If you would like us to display the activity programme for your Children's Centre on our website, please email:

fis@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Resources for Children's Centres

Below are some useful resources for staff working in Children's Centres:

National resources

​For Information regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) please visit GOV.UK.

Ofsted inspections

  • Inspection handbook
    The handbook sets out what Children’s Centres can expect in an Ofsted inspection
  • Ofsted inspection subsidiary guidance
    This is designed to provide additional guidance on particular aspects of a Children’s Centre inspection by Ofsted
  • Self-evaluation form and guidance 
    This form’s purpose is to help you in your own self-evaluation and be a basis for the inspection of your Children’s Centre(s)

Local resources

Children's Centre e-bullletin

The Children’s Centre e-Bulletin is a recommended for anyone involved in the design, development and delivery of services to children and families.

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