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Early years education

Early years education

Early years education is for children aged four and under. Our aim is to ensure that all pre-school children in the borough ​have access to high quality care, education and play.
Daycare
Get advice on choosing daycare and what happens when your child starts in daycare.
Early years foundation stage (EYFS): information for parents
Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and registered childminders must follow the EYFS framework.
Nursery schools
Find out about our nursery schools and when to apply for a place.
Childcare sufficiency assessment
Read the main findings of the report on our childcare sufficiency assessment.
How you can help with your child's development
Find out how you can play a key role in helping your child grow up to reach their full potential.
Get support at children and family centres
Families can access a range of services and information from health, education and social care professionals at centres across the borough.

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Childcare
These pages provide information on the different sorts of childcare available in the borough and how to access them.