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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.

Bright Start Islington

Bright Start Islington supports families from pregnancy to a child's fifth birthday by providing a wide range of activities and services in safe and welcoming venues across Islington, including children's centres, nurseries, health centres, community centres and libraries.

To find out about activities, see the Bright Start timetables on Islington Directories:

Bright Start Islington

For more information about your local Bright Start Islington services contact the Family Information Service.

  • Teaching and Learning

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

  • Safeguarding

    All Early Years settings must have and implement a policy and procedures to safeguard children. These should be in line with the...


    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. ...

  • Early Years Funding

    Information on 15 hours and 30 hours free early learning and childcare for two, three and four-year-olds. ...

  • What We Offer

    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...