Early years in schools

About our service

The early years team provides training, consultancy and commissioned support to early years providers in schools.

Download: Early Years directory for schools
The directory outlines a suite of training, consultancy and commissioned support available to Early Years providers in school.

Commissioned support for early years in school

‘Aiming for Outstanding’ support is offered to eligible schools as part of the Worcestershire commissioned offer and available to purchase as traded support for non-eligible schools.

Inclusion eligibility

The Early Years Inclusion team help schools to develop inclusive practice and help you to make changes to your provision in order to support the needs of children.

Children who are known to Worcestershire Pre-school Forum will be offered support as part of the commissioned support we deliver on behalf of Worcestershire County Council. Referrals will be received via the Pre-school Forum.

If you require support for a child who is not known to the Pre-school Forum, please contact the Rebecca White, Early Years Inclusion Team Coordinator to discuss purchasing inclusion support:

Email: WorkforceSupport@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
Telephone: 01905 844420

Advice, guidance and support

We aim to keep colleagues updated on National and local agenda items, best practice sharing and links to key tools for leaders and teachers to raise standards for children.

EYFS bulletin for schools - Monthly bulletin especially for EYFS leaders and teachers.

EYFS for schools cluster meetings - Cluster sessions led by Babcock EYFS leaders, will deliver National and local agenda messages, funding opportunities, pedagogy and best practice sharing, top tips for improving standards and much more. Meetings will be held across the following districts:

  • Redditch, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster
  • Worcester
  • Evesham, Malvern and Droitwich

Look out for scheduled cluster meeting dates in the EYFS bulletin and on the website.

Resources and guidance can be found within our Early Years website, particularly helpful is the A-Z of Resources which features recommended documents and guidance relating to Early Years Foundation Stage, Inclusion, Regulation and Inspection.

Early Years Training - We deliver a range of scheduled and bespoke training to support effective EYFS staff development and high quality early years provision. Visit our online CPD website and search 'Early Years' for a list of scheduled training or download the latest Early Years in Schools Directory for an overview of our training provision.

Early Years Conferences and Masterclasses - Our events cover a range of topics to innovate and improve outcomes. With key note speakers and networking opportunities to ensure we signpost best practice. See conference area for scheduled events.