Early Years Hubs (1)

MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Question By: 
Susan Hall
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When are the opening dates for the three Mayoral Early Years Hubs in Newham, Barnet and Merton/Wandsworth?


Early Years Hubs (1)

Early Years Hubs (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I launched my three Early Years Hubs in January 2018.  The hubs provide the opportunity for schools, childminders, private, voluntary and maintained nurseries to work together over a three-year period. They support quality early years practice and engage with families to improve access for the most disadvantaged children.  


So far, the hubs have worked with over 150 early years settings and supported 300 early years practitioners.  They have produced new promotional material to reach out to parents eligible for early education, developed a serious of professional development training for early years practitioners including an accredited SENCO training, promoted early years as a career, and supported parents returning to work.