Early Years Hubs

MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What impact have your Early Years Hubs had over the past year both in terms of supporting children and supporting their parents finding employment opportunities?


Early Years Hubs

Early Years Hubs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My three Early Years Hubs bring together early years providers to improve access to quality early education for London’s most disadvantaged children. They were launched in January 2018 and are funded for three years so it’s still relatively early days in terms of assessing their impact.  Already, over 1,000 2-year-olds have accessed free early education from providers who are members of the early years hubs. 

The Hubs promote early years as a career choice and offer employability support to parents. Some examples of their work so far include:

·         Wandle Early Years Hub has devised a new adult learning offer ‘Ready, Set, Go’ to help parents gain key skills and employability skills.

·         The Working Together Hub in Newham has supported 30 parents to access Teaching Assistant courses and 18 parents started English courses as a first step towards studying childcare.

·         BEYA Hub in Barnet runs maths and English training for local parents.

Our online toolkit will allow early years settings and other stakeholders to access learning, resources and best practice from the hubs.