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Early Years Intervention Programme

The Early Years Intervention Programme (EYIP) is an intensive intervention programme that was introduced by the Early Years Team in September 2012.  It is targeted at early years settings who have been judged as Requires Improvement by Ofsted for the first, second or third time.  Settings on the programme receive varying levels of intervention dependent on whether the setting is categorised as stage 1, 2 or 3.  The initial intensive stage of the programme is completed in 12 months and then settings continue to receive additional support until they are re-inspected.  A briefing paper giving further detail about the programme is available in the downloads section.

This work mirrors the national drive to raise standards and links closely with the need to provide more places in the county for funded two year olds.

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