The following web sites contain useful information for people involved in providing out of school care (all links open in a separate window)
Ofsted (www.ofsted.gov.uk) - Essential information on the registration and legal responsibilities of out of school carers. Access to inspection reports and criteria.
EYFS (www.foundationyears.org.uk) - News, resources and updates for those delivering the EYFS
4 Children (www.4children.org.uk) - Formerly Kid's Club Network. National charity dedicated to creating opportunities and building futures for children.
SkillsActive Playwork Unit (www.playwork.org.uk) - Support for playwork and playworkers with a range of advice.
Sheffield Information Link (formerly Children's Information Service) (www.sheffinfolink.org.uk) - General information on children's services in Sheffield. Application packs for Ofsted registration. Will also advertise any playwork vacancies you may have.
Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk) - Safeguarding information for children's services in Sheffield. Specfic 'Early Years & Playwork' area accessed via the 'Red Jelly Baby' button - contains useful information, documentation, policies and training information.
Charity Commission (www.charity-commission.gov.uk) - The regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales. Information on registering a charity plus advice and guidance on running your organisation.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (www.ncvo-vol.org.uk) - The NCVO give voice and support to voluntary and community organisations. Information and advice includes sector issues and details of specialist networks.
Voluntary Action Sheffield (www.vas.org.uk) - Support voluntary and community groups in Sheffield. Information on training and events, volunteering in Sheffield and links to sources of further information.
Business Link (www.businesslink.gov.uk) - Business planning tools and advice. Information on employment law and other regulations relating to UK businesses.
Companies House (www.companieshouse.gov.uk) - Company registration and associated legislation including specific information on Community Interest Companies.
South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (www.syfab.org.uk) - SYFAB offer help with sourcing appropriate funding for organisations from across the South Yorkshire region.
Big Lottery Fund (www.biglotteryfund.org.uk) - An amalgamation of the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund, BIG distribute over half of the charitable funds raised by the National Lottery.
BBC Children in Need (www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey) - Find out how you can apply for a grant this year and discover which charities have previously benefited from money donated to BBC Children in Need
Sheffield City Council (www.sheffield.gov.uk) - News and events from across the city plus all the latest on council services and initiatives.
Department for Business Innovation and Skills (www.bis.gov.uk) - Central government's information on legislation and initiative relating to UK business, including employment laws and employer relations.
Inland Revenue (www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk) - Tax credit information plus details of local courses in financial management for businesses.
Office of Public Sector Information (www.opsi.gov.uk) or www.legislation.gov.uk- Copies of legal documents, National Standards etc.
Department for Education (www.education.gov.uk ) for news and publications