Young children in Merton and Wandsworth are due to benefit from an Early Years Hub being funded by the Mayor of London’s office. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is delivering on his pledge to improve access to high-quality, affordable early years education for the most disadvantaged families in London. The Wandle Early Years Hub is one of only three hubs across London and is a collaboration of a range of education and early years agencies. It will be led by the Wandle Teaching School Alliance.
The Hub will work with early years providers and local families to improve the take up of free quality childcare and early education provision for eligible 2-year-olds. It will improve early years provision for the most disadvantaged children, promote early years as a career and improve early intervention for children with special educational needs and disabilities. One of the hub’s priorities will be to offer access to accredited training to staff working in childcare settings which will give them the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide an increased number of places for eligible children who have special educational needs and disabilities.
The Hub will be steered in partnership with a wide range of strong local partners which include: