Early Years reference group and schools forum

The Early Years Reference Group (EYRG) is a subgroup of the Cheshire East Schools’ Forum. The purpose for the EYRG is to offer advice, experience, information and recommendations to the Local Authority and the Cheshire East Schools’ Forum in relation to the practical exercise of developing, reforming and implementing early years funding arrangements.

Key to successful delivery of the free early education entitlement is for local authorities to achieve a balance in their priorities; securing sufficiency, quality and accessibility in free provision.

Critical to achieving this is a strong partnership between the council and providers in all sectors; private, voluntary, independent, maintained and childminders, to enable them to assess and meet demand according to local circumstances and market.

Current Early Years Reference Group Members

From November 2014, Karen Gardner from the Pre School Learning Alliance is the Early Years Representative at the Schools Forum. Agendas and minutes are available online

If you require any further information regarding the Early Years Reference Group please contact the Early Years and Childcare Team.

Contact us

The Early Years and Childcare Team operate a helpline for all childcare providers in Cheshire East. This is available on :

  • Monday 1.30pm to 5.00pm
  • 01625 374162

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