local authority support

Local Authority Support

Training

Prospects is able to offer a range of training to local authorities, and is an approved provider to Rochdale, Hampshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Norfolk County Council.

Our training courses/workshops which can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Some of the topics covered include:

  • EYFS Back to Basics
  • Observation, Assessment and Planning
  • Preparing for your Inspection
  • Working Together with the Common Inspection Framework
  • The Art of Self Evaluation
  • Effective Supervision
  • Committee Roles and Responsibilities
  • SEND Local Offer
  • Supporting Boys’ Progression Towards Writing
  • What’s in the Box? – Supporting Language
  • Teaching and Play.

Local Authority contracts

Early Years Quality Service in Southampton

Prospects delivers support services to pre-schools in Southampton on behalf of Southampton City Council. Prospects Early Years Quality Service for Pre-Schools in Southampton assisted pre-schools to extend their offer of free early education and meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage through providing access to training and expert advice, including the completion of assessments on two-year-olds. Since Prospects began providing the service almost half of those inspected subsequently have received an improved Ofsted outcome.

In August 2015, Prospects won a new contract to deliver support services to childminders, in addition to services to pre-schools. Prospects now also manages the provision of childcare services (Childcare Framework) for children and young people where a public sector organisation is seeking placements on a short term basis.


Childminding Development Services in Kent

In Kent, Prospects provides Childminding Development Support Services, on behalf of Kent county Council, through individually tailored support delivered by face to face visits, telephone and through the use of digital media to help childminders improve the quality of education and care they provide to achieve improved outcomes for pre-school age children.


Tower Hamlets – supporting voluntary providers and unregistered childcare providers

In Tower Hamlets, Prospects provides support to voluntary sector EY providers. We work closely with committee group settings, supporting them with their leadership and management roles. We also support unregistered childcare providers to ensure that they deliver the best possible outcomes for young children.


Waltham Forest – working with schools, EY group settings and childminders

Prospects works with a range of schools and EY group settings in Waltham Forest. We carry out annual Teaching and Learning audits to support providers in their self-evaluation, to ensure they deliver high quality experiences so that all children make good progress. We also support the Local Authority to carry out Business Audits to ensure that providers are compliant with funding arrangements.

Prospects is also commissioned by Waltham Forest to deliver training to EY providers, including childminders, to support their understanding of the requirements of the EYFS and to promote best practice.

Consultancy

Prospects offers consultancy to Local Authorities and settings to review their operational and business plans.

Who to contact

Contact Prospects Early Years to discuss your individual needs or to access our Early Years consultancy service, which can support you in developing best practice, identifying any areas for improvement and providing bespoke support.

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