Every child in Portsmouth deserves the best possible start in life. The Portsmouth Education Partnership is therefore committed to ensuring that all children get the best possible start through effective early nurture at home and high quality early years education.
Portsmouth is proud to have a wide range of high quality early years and childcare provision. We have approximately 90 childcare providers on non-domestic premises (e.g. nurseries and pre-schools), more than 100 registered childminders and 10 school nursery classes. In March 2019, 98% of the registered provision has been judged by Ofsted to be good or outstanding.
All settings are encouraged to take a strongly directive approach to ensuring that vulnerable children, in particular, experience a varied programme of activities. This should give a high priority to ensuring regular one to one communication with children who need it most. It should also provide as much support and encouragement as possible to help parents nurture their children’s well-being and development at home.