Welcome to the Early Years Resources Page.
The Early Years Service is responsible for quality and sufficiency across early years provision, delivered through service level agreements with national 3rd sector organisations Early Years Alliance (EYA) and Professional Association for Childcare in the Early Years (PACEY).
Commissioning the network of Children’s Centre across the Borough
Providing quality and development support to early years settings and providers including day nurseries, pre-schools, independent and maintained school nurseries, registered childminders and out of school clubs.
Working with local providers to ensure sufficiency of early years provision
Coordinating the provision of targeted 2 yr old funding, 15 hours universal 3 & 4 year funding and the additional 15 hours funding for working parents.
Workforce planning and development, including the analysis of the supply, demand and skills base of the children’s workforce.
Providing continuous professional development opportunities for the early years workforce
Coordinating Marvellous minders specialist childminding service for children with complex additional needs