An updated handbook is now available for schools thinking about creating early years and childcare provision. It includes information on how to extend a school age range to create a nursery class and any statutory processes you need to follow.
There's also guidance on other ways to create early years places, such as through Governors' community powers or merging with an on site pre-school. There are lots of things to consider when developing quality provision including accommodation, staffing, financial viability and potential demand.
If you feel this might be something of interest to your school and community and want to explore more, please contact Janine Foulkes-Williams in the OCC Education Sufficiency and Access team for an initial discussion.
Tel: 07733 001503 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org