The Early Years team works with early years and childcare settings* in Worcestershire to ensure all children access high quality early years education and care to support individual children to achieve their maximum potential in learning and development.
*Settings include child-minders, maintained school nurseries, school run non-maintained, out of school, private, voluntary and independent childcare providers, as well as child-minder agencies.
- The number of children achieving a ‘good level of development’ at the end of the foundation stage is above the national average.
- Settings judged less than good are supported and improving
- The number of settings judged good or outstanding is above the national average
- New settings are meeting regulatory requirements and achieving high standards
- Families are able to access their children’s funded place in a setting which is at least good
Worcestershire Comissioned Offer - Support for settings
Worcestershire County Council has commissioned Babcock Prime Early Years Team to:
- Support the sustainability of settings and the availability of childcare places through business support and the management of nursery education funding.
- For example by identifying opportunities to increase places and manage costs.
- Support high quality provision across the county by providing a range of universal services such as briefings and clusters, and providing resources via the web site and the bulletin
- Support the improvement of settings not yet judged good with the allocation of an Improvement Adviser
- Support newly registered providers in meeting the regulatory requirements and achieve high standards of quality, through training and the allocation of an Improvement Adviser
- Support settings with large numbers of disadvantaged children in order to ensure that those children have the best possible opportunity to reach their potential
- Support 3 & 4 year olds with the most complex needs (children known to pre-school forum)
- Provide safeguarding support
In addition to the commissioned offer above, the Early Years Team offer a full range of additional traded support.
Contact the Early Years Team:
Early Years General Enquiries: Primeeycc@babcockinternational.com | 01905 678134
Early Years Inclusion: Rebecca.White@babcockinternational.com | 01905 678135
Nursery Education Funding: Primetwoyearoldfunding@babcockinternational.com | 01905 678136
Early Years Training: Primeworkforcesupport@babcockinternational.com | 01905 678137
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Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)
The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.
Early Years Inspection Handbook (EIF)
Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework, for use from September 2019.
FREE Access to Early Years Guidance Documents
A-Z library of recommended documents and guidanceAccess Documents
Find Local Childcare
Advice and assistance for parents and prospective parents on the provision of childcare in Worcestershire can be found on the Worcestershire County Council websiteFind Childcare
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