EYDCPEarly Years Development and Childcare Partnership (UK)
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For example, Kirklees EYDCP recently held two Men Into Childcare recruitment drives at sports centres.
NIESR found a small number of examples of targeted work in research for the EOC: Nottingham EYDCP had made links with a local fathers group with a view to informing its members about career opportunities in childcare; in Rochdale the local authority built on an existing successful course for women by developing a basic skills parenting course for fathers, with the aim of promoting entry to careers in childcare; and Bradford City Council has run a project promoting career opportunities in childcare, early years and playwork to men, particularly black and ethnic minorities, through men to men-only 'orientation' courses, where participants are informed about the opportunities available in the sector.
If it wasn't for the Sunderland EYDCP and Training in Childcare I wouldn't be where I am today.
Sunderland EYDCP offers a range of training courses to individuals in Wearside interested in pursuing a career in childcare or early years.
The EYDCP now plans to advertise for a business and finance support officer to supervise the funding and its allocation.
Funding comes from sources including Northumberland EYDCP, Community Fund, Henry Smith Charity, St Cuthbert's Care, Sherburn House Charity, MP Denis Murphy and the Northern Rock Foundation.
And 2003/04 should help the EYDCP oversee a further 2,024 childcare places, inc-luding 770 for out-of-school clubs.
The EYDCP, part of Newcastle Council, has published its annual executive summary, which sets out the future of childcare in the city.
The Coventry EYDCP team provides an excellent service for parents and young children throughout the city.
The EYDCP has already run two courses - in May and June - which were hailed a success.
Angela Harlock, training and development co-ordinator for EYDCP, said: "Previous courses have been very successful, with positive feedback from all students who attended.
Sheila said: "I am very pleased to welcome the chair of my EYDCP, Professor Nick Spencer, to my home to see how I operate as a business.