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Oct 13 2023

Please see message below from DfE / Pen Green training programme

Dear Early Years settings

Would you like to receive support from the Early Years Experts and Mentors Programme in Spring 2024, the penultimate term of the programme? 


The Early Years Experts and Mentors programme provides bespoke support, face-to-face and virtually, to help meet individual settings’ needs and priorities. The offer to settings will include providing leadership support, coaching for leaders, mentoring for practitioners and whole-setting support, depending on their need.  Feedback for the programme has been overwhelmingly positive from Settings, here is an example from a setting manager. 

“I would highly recommend this programme. At first, I did not think we would get much out of it, but through the initial discussion, we came to a conclusion about what our setting needed and why. A fresh pair of eyes with expert knowledge has really made us look closely at what we have to offer and gave the staff fire in their belly! I feel our setting has improved from this and we are all grateful to our expert and mentor for this.”

Further information on the programme can be found on our delivery partner’s website About the Programme | Pen Green Children's Centre                       

If you would like to take part then please complete the nomination form here Early Years Experts and Mentors programme - Request for support 2024 (  and let us know.

Do get in touch if you have any further questions.

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