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Who are we?

We are A Brighter Start: East London’s Stronger Practice Hub led by Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre.
Our partners are Koolkidze Ltd (St Barnabas Pre-School) and Honey’s Childcare. 

As an Early Years Stronger Practice Hub, we are here to ‘provide advice, share good practice and offer evidence-based professional development for early years practitioners.

Find out more

If you would like to find out about the free support that is available for you and your setting please get in touch with us.
We work with all early years providers! If you are working in a private nursery, a maintained setting or you are a childminder and you are caring and educating children from birth to 4 – the Stronger Practice Hub is here for you!

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Save 0759 616 5918 in your contacts and send us a message to join.

What do we provide to early years educators?

  • Free in person showcasing events at Sheringham Nursery School and partner settings: See evidence-informed strategies in action.
  • Networking opportunities: Meet colleagues and receive free bespoke support, training and resources
  • Free webinars: Bite sized sessions on evidence informed practice. Find out about strategies that really work on evidence informed practice.
  • Signposting to EEF/DfE resources and opportunities: find out what other free support and training could you access.
  • Opportunities to take part in free evidence-informed training programmes: Access to free high-quality professional development.
  • Signposting to other parts of the DfE Early Years Covid Recovery Programme depending on your needs: including the Experts and Mentors Programme and the Childminder Mentor Programme.

Resources and Reading

Evidence for the early years
Support and resources for professionals working in schools, nurseries and other early years settings.

Wider Department for Education (DfE) Early Years Recovery Programmes

Your Local Authority Early Years Team continues to be a fantastic source of support for you and we work alongside LA teams to ensure we are providing complementary support to the sector.

Your Voice Matters

We want to work together with the Early Years Sector and alongside Local Authorities to develop practice and improve outcomes for children and families.
We would like to hear from Early Years Settings about what support you need and the best ways we can provide this.
Please use the QR code to link to a questionnaire to let us know.
Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Webinars (Friday 3 – 3.45pm)
  • 10th January 2024 4pm – 4:45pm: EYSENCO for Early Years Professionals – Book Here
  • 11th January 2024 7pm – 7:45pm: EYSENCO for Childminders – Book Here
  • 2nd Feb 2024: TBC
  • 15th March 2024: TBC
In person showcase events at Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre (Friday 9.30 – 11am)
  • 9th February 2024 ‘Approaches for supporting maths: putting evidence into action’.
  • 22nd March 2024 ‘Approaches for supporting maths: putting evidence into action’.

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