The Liverpool City Region and beyond Early Years Stronger Practice Hub is one of 18 DfE designated Stronger Practice Hubs across England. The Liverpool City Region Hub will cover the Liverpool City Region Local Authorities and Beyond , offering bespoke support, EEF evidence informed training opportunities as well as conferences and opportunities to network with others working in Early Years.
The hub is fully funded, meaning the offer will always be free to those who take part. The team running the hub are all working within the schools/settings currently and want to offer support across the whole Early Years sector.
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Early years stronger practice hubs provide advice, share good practice and offer evidence-based professional development for early years practitioners. They are part of the early years education recovery support package, which also includes the early years experts and mentors programme.
The early years stronger practice hubs programme is supported by the Education Endowment Foundation and the National Children’s Bureau. It is funded for 2 years, until late 2024.
More information, along with our privacy notice for the programme, is available on the National Children’s Bureau website.
Hubs support other nurseries and childminders in their area to adopt evidence-based practice improvements by:
* establishing local networks of early years educators to share knowledge and effective practice
* sharing information and advice on evidence-based approaches – for example, through newsletters, blogs and social media
* acting as a point of contact for bespoke advice
* signposting to other funded support
* working with the Education Endowment Foundation to select evidence-based programmes to fund and make available to nurseries and childminders
There are 18 hubs in total – 2 in each of the 9 government office regions across England. Each hub consists of a lead setting and up to 4 partners.
Early Years Stronger Practice Hubs will support other early years settings in the designated areas to improve outcomes for children in their local area across the EYFS, but specifically focusing on areas of development that research informs us have been most impacted by COVID-19: personal social and emotional development (PSED); communication and language, and early literacy and maths.
Each Hub is led by a group-based (school-based, private, voluntary, or independent) early years provider. The Department’s ambition is for Hubs to be evenly distributed across England, with two Hubs in each of the nine government office regions.
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre have been successfully appointed as one of the 6 new DfE Early Years Stronger Practice Hubs, and will lead the Liverpool City Region and Beyond Stronger Practice Hub supporting 11 Local Authorities surrounding Liverpool City Region. There will also be an opportunity to gain coaching and mentoring with early years specialists through the Stronger Practice Hubs as well as CPD and workforce development opportunities.