Young children in Merton and Wandsworth are benefitting from an Early Years Hub 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 Early Years Hubs across London and is a collaboration of a range of education and early years agencies. It is led by The Wandle Teaching School Alliance.
The Hub works 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. Its key priorities include improving early years provision for the most disadvantaged children, promoting early years as a career and improving early intervention for children with special educational needs and disabilities. The Hub also offers access to accredited training to staff working in childcare settings to equip staff with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need in order to provide an increased number of places for eligible children who have special educational needs and disabilities.
The Hub is steered in partnership with a wide range of strong local partners which include: