The first surgery supporting the EYBZ business tools was held in London on 20 June. The event was led by Lorraine Walker, who has great experience of the industry and helped develop the toolkit. She worked on an individual basis with personnel from settings to help them input data into the various business tools. This information can then be used to produce accurate details for their own settings.
The feedback from the attendees was very positive. They all agreed the tools would help settings review and assess their current business. They also agreed the surgery provided a great opportunity to focus on some key elements of their future plans.
Emma Watson from Sapphires Nursery School commented “The surgery has been very helpful, reflecting on our business and spending time with my colleague without the distraction of a busy office back in the setting. It has been perfect timing as we are reviewing our budget in the coming months in readiness for September, so it is spurring us on.”
The NDNA are organising a series of different support sessions for the EYBZ throughout the summer. Details of all the surgeries, online webinars and one-to-one phone calls are on the ‘help and support page’ of the website. This also includes details of how to book a free place.