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Work collaboratively with partners and providers


  • Working alongside agencies and organisations that support children and families within early years, focusing on safeguarding and ensuring the right help is receive at the right time
  • Ensuring staff have up to date training and skills to ensure that all children will receive the best early years and childcare experience
  • Supporting staff to provide a safe environment which promotes a sense of belonging
  • Enabling staff to be more knowledgeable and skilled to effectively support children and families
  • Having a fair recruitment practice that will not exclude but will welcome and support a diverse workforce
  • Looking after staff health and wellbeing
  • Sharing knowledge and information in an effective and timely manner

Useful websites and resources

Click on the links below to find out more.

Safeguarding - see the Safeguarding pages for extensive Safeguarding information and resources

EYFS Professional Development Pathways document - a training resources directory

Directory of services - you can find local and national services for children, young people and their families in the Essex County Council Directory of Services

Education Essex training - information on training opportunities

Adult Community Learning (ACL) provide support in starting or developing a career in either schools or early years

Wellbeing - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Portal for Schools, Colleges and Settings - SEMH Training