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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.


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