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The Early Years and Childcare Team provide information, advice, training and documentation to support the quality of leadership and practice in your setting.

Our team brings a wealth of qualifications and experience from Early Years Teachers, Early Years Ofsted Inspectors, experienced Childminders and Nursery Managers. We have strong partnership links and access to the regional Ofsted Team and other services including Educational Psychology, Portage, Health Visiting and EMAS.

We provide a wide range of support relating to childcare quality, sufficiency and sustainability of childcare. This includes business support, safeguarding, leadership and management and the quality of practice. We also offer Ofsted Readiness visits and focussed support to help with any aspect of your setting. Every registered childcare provider in Portsmouth can access this support.

We offer support as part of a package, or pay as you use.

To discuss your requirements contact

The documents below are stored on the Portsmouth Services Network and available to Portsmouth early years providers with a valid username and password.

For information on accessing the Services Network click here.

Documents available on the Portsmouth Services Network

Documents available on the Portsmouth Services Network include assessment templates, such as:

  • 2 year old progress check template
  • 2 year old progress check guidance
  • 30-50 Months Moderation Handbook
  • EYFS Summative Assessment guidance
  • EYFS Summative Assessment template
  • EYFS and ELG Progression
  • SEAL EYFS Tool for assessment of social and emotional development

There are also transition to school documents, including the transfer record from June 2018. You can also find a series of posters around ‘top tips for talking’.

Useful documents

Portsmouth Early Years Strategy
Transfer records
Training and development
Promotional slides