The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

LA Early Years Support Services

Early Years Support Services that will be delivered via funding centrally retained by the LA have been devised based on two consultations that were carried out with providers, and discussions at the Early Years Task and Finish group. The overwhelming majority of providers agreed with the proposals in the consultation. Approximately one-third of all providers responded and there was a good spread of responses across the Maintained and PVI sector. Further details can be found in the reports of the 10 February 2016 Schools Forum meeting.

Click on the links below to find out more about the main services that will be delivered through this funding:

The Early Years SEND Team is funded from a transfer of funding from the Early Years Block to the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). It is only for Waltham Forest-based Ofsted registered PVI childcare providers on the Early Years Register, that are delivering Free Early Education Entitlement places to 2, 3 & 4 year old children.

Online Community Groups on The Hub

If you are an early years practitioner working in Waltham Forest, it may interest you to know that there are online Early Years Network groups. These are online groups where Early Years settings in your local area share good practice, raise training needs and receive updates on the EYFS and other policies. They accompany the termly face-to-face network meetings organised by the Children's Centres. Just find the group which matches your local area below, click on 'Join Group' and, once accepted into the Group, you can start interacting with other early years professionals in your area:

Watch a short video about making the most of online community groups on The Hub

For childminders in Waltham Forest, there is a Community Group on The Hub for childminders. It is a place where you can have discussions with other childminders in the Borough, as well as share documents and resources. Just click on 'Join Group' and, once accepted into the Group, you can start interacting with other childminders.

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Last updated: 07 November 2016 by Barry Fong