Support is on offer for early years children

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AN EDUCATION, employment and training firm has been chosen to help nurseries and childminders improve their standards.

Prospects has been selected by Hampshire County Council to run the support from April.

Local authorities have a duty to offer support to early years providers that are judged by Ofsted as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’.

Councillor Peter Edgar, is the executive member for education at the council.

He said: ‘We have a good track record for ensuring children at a young age are ready for school and for learning, enabling them to make good progress at school.

‘We want to continue to make sure all children have the opportunity to succeed – improved outcomes for children are at the centre of our work.

‘The service that Prospects will deliver to Hampshire’s childminders and early years settings will complement 
the range of support that Hampshire County Council’s services for young children offers.’