Early years in schools

Our Early Years School Improvement Advisers offer specialist support and training to schools with EYFS provision. We can support schools with teaching, learning and assessment through to advice on creating inspiring outdoor learning environments.

Contact Gill Deakin, Early Years Learning and Teaching Adviser, to discuss your needs for support and improvement:

Telephone: 01905 845947
Email: gdeakin@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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 and Coordinator to discuss purchasing inclusion support: eyinclusion@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

Advice, guidance and support

2021 is a very important year for early years with conversations about your recovery curriculum, with the Reception baseline and the new EYFS Framework becoming statutory in September 2021.

  • communications - To ensure that everyone is kept up to date with proposed changes as well as sharing good practice and key messages the Early Years in Schools team will communicate through the EARLY YEARS ROUND ROBIN

If you are not on this list and would like to be kept informed of briefing dates, training for the new framework and all those lovely things we share in Early Years, please send an email to Gill Deakin: gdeakin@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

  • 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: CPD Online (opens in a new window)

Traded early years in school support