Take Twos: Managing The Free Entitlement

James Hempsall examines how settings can meet the challenges in the expansion of the free entitlement to disadvantaged two-year-olds, and shares examples of excellent practice.

 

 

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Take twos - parents benefit too

The programme of free childcare for two-year-olds doesn't just benefit children but gives parents a...

Take twos - stretching the offer

Stretching the two-year-old offer across the year has the potential to make life easier for children...

Take twos - considering all the possibilities in schools

School provision for two-year-olds helps continue the expansion of free early education places for this...

Take twos - working towards our target

Families must be supported to understand he two-year-old offer access their places, says James Hempsall...

Take twos - flexible models required

The expansion of the two-year-old offer in September will see a new group of low-income families accessing...

Take twos - seizing opportunities in schools

The increasing scale of the two-year-old offer means that places need to be where parents can easily...

Take twos - engaging with diverse communities

Being able to communicate with service users in their own language is important, says James Hempsall...

Take twos - schools reach out

In areas where capacity for twos needs to expand, schools can be an important part of the mix, says James...

Take twos - Nurturing success in Blackpool

The free entitlement for the least advantaged two-year-olds is key to unlocking parents' opportunities...

Take twos - an outdoors experience

Providing rich outdoor environments is really important for all children and this is especially true...

Take twos: Town & Country Kiddies

Building relationships with parents and children has long been identified as key to the success of early...

Take twos - ensuring the right business model

There is plenty to be learned from providers who already have experience in providing funded places for...

Take twos - thinking about your long-term strategy

Now is the time to consider if you are in an area where there will be increased demand for two-year-old...

Take twos - 'aspirational' plans for Bristol's Southville Centre

James Hempsall describes how a social enterprise is seeking finance from local investors to purchase...

Take twos - three sessions a day

Historically the sector has worked hard to embrace flexibility when it comes to offering early learning....

Take twos...helping families to access provision

Creating additional places for two-year-olds in some areas is proving more challenging than in others....

Take twos...knowing the family

Understanding a child's background and family circumstances is key to providing effective provision,...

Take twos...how peer-to-peer networks can boost provision

Providers who have already delivered free places for two-year-olds have learned many lessons, and could...

Take twos...opportunities for everyone

The extension of the free entitlement to around 40 per cent of all two-year-olds from 2014 will need...

Take twos - meeting the needs of a new market

It has been estimated that 65 per cent of the two-year-olds accessing their free entitlement in the future...