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Early Years and Childcare

The early years and childcare service provides a range of high-quality services for families and practitioners who support children to thrive and develop, especially in the first five years. 

We achieve this by:

  • ensuring the sufficiency of early years and childcare places in settings across PVI settings, children’s centres, schools and childminders
  • supporting the quality of education and care in all early years settings through monitoring and providing bespoke advice and support
  • working in partnership and commissioning a range of additional support services for families and children who need them most
  • providing free, impartial information, advice and guidance about services for children, young people and families in Islington through the Family Information Service.
  • Information and advice about childcare, activities and services for parents and carers, children and young people is available on the Family Directory which is maintained by the Islington Family Information Service.

  • Information and resources to support health and wellbeing in your Early Years setting is available in the Schools channel.

  • EY Resources

    Tools and resources for practitioners working with children in early years settings, including childminders, children's centres, and private,...


    The Early Years Area SENCO Team (EYAST) offers support and advice for children with special educational needs and disabilities in Early Years...

  • Childminding Hub

    The Childminding Hub has information and guidance for Islington childminders, including how to register your setting and how to book training. ...

  • EY Management

    Resources and information for Islington-run settings. This section is restricted. ...

  • EY Training

    All Early Years CPD Training is managed through the Training channel on IslingtonCS    ...

  • Bright Start

    Bright Start Islington supports families from pregnancy to a child's fifth birthday by providing a wide range of activities and services in safe...

  • Contact EY Team

    Contact details for the senior leadership team and staff in the Early Years and Childcare Service. If you're not sure who to contact, please email...