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.
The EY Workforce Conference will take place on 28 March 2020. Early Bird tickets and team discounts will be released 6-12 January 2020.
It’s not too late to sign up for a 2019/20 Early Years training and development package. Universal support is available free of charge to all settings, whilst pre-purchased packages give a 40% discount on courses bought separately.Continue reading