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
- Day nurseries
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Any queries regarding meeting dates, please contact the Provider
helpline on 01905 822672
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