Local support for failing Early Years providers


An education, employment and training firm has been chosen to help nurseries and childminders improve in Hampshire.

Prospects have been chosen by Hampshire County Council to support Early Years settings that are struggling from April of this year.

Local authorities have a duty of care for Early Years providers that have been judged by Ofsted as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’

Councillor Peter Edgar, Executive Member for Education at the council has said:

“We have a good track record for ensuring children at a young age are ready for school and for learning, enabling them to make good progress at school.”

“We want to continue to make sure all children have the opportunity to succeed – improved outcomes for children are at the centre of our work.”

“The service that Prospects will deliver to Hampshire’s childminders and Early Years settings will complement the range of support that Hampshire County Council’s services for young children offers.”

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