About Early Years

The Early Years Advisory team support high quality early years and childcare provisions across the Isle of Wight, including schools in their practice and provision.

We believe that children and young people deserve the best opportunities to reach their full potential and our service aims to provide effective advice and support to enable improved outcomes for all children. We work alongside key partners to promote a co-ordinated, multi-agency approach to the development of Early Years Services.

The Childcare Act 2006, places a variety of duties on all local authorities. There are a number of services across the Isle of Wight that focus on ‘Early Years’ which is usually defined as children up to the age of 5. The aim of these services is to make sure children and their families can access high quality childcare and early education to achieve the best outcomes in life.