We believe that children looked after (CLA) should be placed in early years educational settings as soon as possible. Research shows that children who attend from the age of 2 have significantly better outcomes.

CLA can access a free early years place from the term after their second birthday, supported by their social worker.

Once a CLA is on role at an early years setting, let us know so we can provide the setting with appropriate practical and financial support. Call Lesley Harnden on 01442 453039

Our early years electronic personal education plan (ePEP) is a tool to improve educational outcomes for CLA under 5 who aren't in reception, by addressing identified learning needs and the wishes of the child. It can also be passed to schools to ensure a smooth transition.