BEYTH is also home to the Bristol & Beyond Stronger Practice Hub for the South West region: Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, 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.

The early years Stronger Practice Hub programme is supported by the Education Endowment Foundation and the National Children’s Bureau. More information about stronger practice hubs is available here.

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Our Role as a Stronger Practice Hub

As a Stronger Practice Hub we aim to support other early years settings to improve outcomes for children in their local area across the EYFS, but specifically focusing on areas of development that research informs us have been most impacted by COVID-19: personal social and emotional development (PSED); communication and language, and early literacy and maths.

We aim to support settings to adopt well-evidenced practice improvements in a number of ways.

Information, Advice and Guidance on evidence-based approaches through:

Establishing and supporting networks of early years educators through:

    • Regional network development
    • Local network signposting and support

Read more here.

Working with the EEF to make available:

Read more here.

Bespoke Support:

    • FAQs and Signposting to other funded support
    • Triaging and Requests for bespoke support

Read more here.

    Our Partners

    St Pauls Nursery School & Children’s Centre is the Lead for the Stronger Practice Hub.

    Our partners bring unique experience and expertise and will help to steer the SPH programme as it develops. They are:





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