We’re here to provide support, challenge, advice and training for settings and schools delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage and childcare for 0-19 year olds to ensure that no child is left behind and that by intervening early, every child has the opportunity to make excellent progress, educationally, socially, physically and emotionally.
- Assess the childcare market and provide sufficient high quality affordable and flexible childcare 0-19yrs to enable parents to access work or training
- Offer support, training and guidance to group childcare settings and childminders in business support.
- Increase quality of provision.
- Increase choice of provision for disabled children and their families.
- Support all committees.
- Pre-OFSTED registration support.
- Support for all settings with an OFSTED judgement of less than Good.
- Support in relation to the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Statutory Framework
- Offer a quality improvement cluster scheme for childminders
- Raise attainment for all children and eliminate the gap between the most disadvantaged children under five and the rest
- Ensure, through support, continuous quality improvement, effective smooth transitions for all children
- Ensure high quality provision in settings and schools with a focus on commitment to on-going, effective continuous professional development (cpd) for all practitioners as appropriate
- Identify and intervene early to support young children and their families to lay the foundations for later success in both education and well-being
- Every child is enabled to fulfil their potential in the setting of their choice
- Parents of children with Difficulties and Disabilities (D&D) have confidence and trust in the support they receive
Through their core purpose, ensure that Wiltshire’s 30 children’s centres:
- Provide a universal service of support for all young families
- Identify and support priority families and vulnerable children and encourage community involvement
- Ensure good value for money by monitoring Children’s Centre contracts