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Local Partnership Groups

Local Partnership Groups (LPG)

What is an Early Years Local Partnership Group?

A local partnership group is made up of practitioners who are registered providers for free nursery education places for 3 and 4 year olds within the same area. The partnership group will therefore contain a range of early years settings, which may include:

  • Day nurseries
  • Pre-schools
  • Local Authority (LA) maintained nurseries
  • Reception class teachers
  • Children's Centres
  • Funded Childminders.

Early Years Local Partnership Groups are well established and play an important role within Worcestershire's Early Years Strategy. Over the past few years partnership groups have become stronger, more proactive in their approach and their remit for partnership working and information sharing has become highly effective.

What is the purpose of the partnership meetings?

There are numerous benefits to being part of a local partnership group. They are particularly important as they provide the opportunity to share information concerning the assessment and transition of children, highlight new initiatives – this academic year the focus will be on the EYFS Review, and an opportunity to share good practice. Practitioners also find the meetings supportive and enjoy the opportunity to network with other settings and schools in the area.

How often do the meetings take place?

Partnership group meetings take place termly and provide the opportunity for the Maintained and the PVI sectors to meet on an informal basis. The meetings are organized to suit all the settings in the group and for the benefit of both the early years settings and, more importantly, the children in their care.

Minutes of the meetings are sent to Matthew Norton on a termly basis, to

Any queries regarding meeting dates, please contact the Provider helpline on 01905 822672

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This page was last reviewed 29 October 2013 at 11:49.
The page is next due for review 27 April 2015.