Training, traded services and support (EYFS)
East Sussex County Council provides advice, information and training, some of it funded.
The Early Years Improvement Team (EYIT) work with all early years providers in East Sussex, including:
- pre-schools, nurseries and school nurseries
- Ofsted registered out-of-school providers and holiday clubs
This document sets out the service you can expect to receive:
Standard operating procedures for early years settings [65.8 KB] [docx]
Training is available every academic year. The training offer is based on:
- Ofsted outcomes
- local need
- outcomes at the end of the Reception year
To find out more and book, visit the East Sussex Learning Portal.
EYFS traded services
You can also buy additional bespoke services for your setting:
- Whole setting safeguarding training
- Improving practice with babies and under 2s
- Creativity workshops
- Stepping into management
- Supervision of staff
- Teachable moments
Early Years Officers
Early Years Officers provide support and training for all practitioners in the EYFS. The team work alongside the early years hubs and moderation groups to provide strategic guidance.
Contact your Early Years Officer
- Eastbourne and Seaford - email email@example.com
- Hailsham and Polegate - email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bexhill and Rural Rother - email email@example.com
- Hastings, St Leonards and Rye - email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wealden - email email@example.com
- Lewes and Havens - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Years Hubs for Excellence
Hubs enable early years providers and key partners to work together to ensure children achieve the best outcomes from their early education.
It is a chance to:
- share good practice
- discuss current practice and pedagogy
Early Years Hubs for Excellence - guidance [141.1 KB] [docx]
Hub activities and events
Some events may be open to schools and settings across different Education Improvement Partnership (EIP) groups. Contact the organiser to check.
Bexhill, Battle and Rye Hub
The Eastbourne Hubs have a private Eastbourne Hub Facebook group. The Early Years Offer is on Eastbourne Early Years Hub for Excellence | Polegate School
Hastings and St Leonards Hub
To be confirmed
Contact the Early Years Improvement Team
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