Early Years and Childcare

Early experiences have profound and enduring effects on children’s health, well-being, and learning. The early years and childcare service aim to provide a wide range of high-quality services for families which will support children to thrive and develop especially in the first five years. In this way, children will be happy, safe and active, learning and developing physically, emotionally and socially to their full potential.

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.

Early Years Training

All Early Years and Childcare training is now organised on IslingtonCS through the training channel:

Early Years Training

You need an IslingtonCS account in order to book training.

How to Register

For all enquiries related to early years, please call 0207 527 5932

Email Early Years

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

  • Early Years Management

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  • EYCPD Training

    All Early Years CPD Training is managed through the Training channel on IslingtonCS   You can browse all available courses and request...

  • Over Fives

    Coming soon.Check back soon for resources for settings that work with children over five....

  • Contact Details

    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...