Decisions for issue Early Years Strategy
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Early Years Strategy
20/06/2017 - Early Years Strategy
1) That the Committee agrees five priorities for the Early Years Strategy:
To focus on disadvantage including agreeing a shared definition of
disadvantage across services in the
To provide joined-up services through Children’s Centres to
strengthen families by supporting child development, parenting,
healthy lifestyles and increasing the number of working
To ensure children receive early assessments including the health
and progress checks at age two and promoting information sharing
between health visiting, early years providers and
To ensure there are sufficient early years childcare places in the
city so that disadvantaged children take up their free early years
entitlement and parents can work.
To ensure early years childcare places
are good quality and additional funding improves
outcomes for disadvantaged children.
2) That the Committee notes the extension from 15 to 30 hours of free childcare for three and four year olds with working parents from September 2017.