We are delighted to announce that we have become an Early Years Stronger Practice Hub for the South West region, covering: Bristol, BANES, North Somerset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Swindon.

The Stronger Practice Hubs programme is part of the DfE’s Early Years Education COVID-19 Recovery Package. The programme aims to support settings to address the impact of the pandemic on young children, by sharing effective practice and building lasting local networks.

Watch our Introduction Video

Mailing List

Please sign-up to our SPH mailing list. so that we can keep you informed of developments and opportunities.

We will be sending out monthly/termly newsletters with upcoming events as well as good practice examples, guidance and resources. You can also tell us if you’re interested in hearing about regional EYs networks.

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Your Voice

To make our SPH work for you, we really need to hear from you about the challenges you face, what you need and how you would like us to support you through the SPH. 

Please take 10 minutes to tell us about your setting by filling in our Needs Assessment Form.

Needs Assessment Form

Bristol & Beyond SPH Launch Events

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel our conference that was due to take place on the 18th March. We hope to arrange a summer conference instead. Watch this space!

For those already booked on, we will be offering a couple of alternative opportunities and we will be in contact directly. 

Other launch events, in local areas and online, will be added in due course. We hope to provide some inspiration and strategies to address the impact of Covid on young children, and introduce the SPH and start conversations with practitioners in local areas about how we can make the hub work for you.