Isle of Wight Council

Early Years Service - Information for Parents

About Early Years

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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.

The Early Years Advisory team has responsibilities for supporting high quality Early Years and childcare provisions across the Isle of Wight, including schools in their practice and provision.

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