Early years - C4EO offer for Commissioners of Children’s Services


The Government has set a challenging agenda for the Early Years sector over the next few years with the implications of the ‘Childcare Bill’, the children’s centre consultation, the revised

Ofsted Inspection Frameworks, together with the introduction of the health and education, Integrated Review for two year olds and the Reception Baseline Assessment.

C4EO can provide tailored support to help review your strategies and practice and help to improve the quality and impact of Early Years services for children and their families, helping you understand your data and put you on the road to improvement.

C4EO can offer:

  • Strategic reviews
  • Support to improve information and data collection
  • Outcomes based accountability
  • Coaching, mentoring and skills development
  • Organisational refocussing

How C4EO can help:

Specific areas of support that have been provided include:

  • Advice, guidance and training in implementing the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Integrated Two Year Old Development Check with settings and Early Years teams.
  • Specialist support in delivery of the family literacy
    project Raising Early Achievement in Literacy (Making it REAL) in partnership with the Early Childhood Unit at NCB, which sets out to improve the quality of early education and care of young children.
  • Expert training on the ‘Parents, Early Years and Learning’ (PEAL) programme which provides a model for engaging with parents in their children’s early
  • Training on the delivery of quality provision for two year olds covering a detailed understanding of the
    importance of PSED, increased knowledge about parent partnership and the home learning environment and steps to quality improvement.
  • The development of assessor practice in early years and playwork which aims to increase the underpinning theory of assessing potential problems and good
  • Training on how to encourage the participation of
    children through listening programmes such as the
    Mosaic approach.
  • Training on the use of the SEND Toolkit for policy leads and practitioners.

C4EO draws on specialists from different professional backgrounds across all areas of children’s services depending on the need identified, using the best available evidence,
research and practice.

Early years - C4EO offer for Commissioners of Children’s Services Brochure


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