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Training, traded services and support (EYFS)

East Sussex County Council provides advice, information and training, some of it funded.

The Early Years Team (EYT) work with all early years providers in East Sussex, including:

  • childminders
  • 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 [66.1 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

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.

Ashdown Hubs

Bexhill, Battle and Rye Hub

Bexhill, Battle and Rye

Eastbourne Hubs

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

Hastings Hub on Instagram

Wealden Hub

To be confirmed

Contact the Early Years Team

Email: childcare.support@eastsussex.gov.uk

Early Years Team | Facebook

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