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The increasing scale of the two-year-old offer means that places need to be where parents can easily access them, and schools can be the answer
Being able to communicate with service users in their own language is important, says James Hempsall
In areas where capacity for twos needs to expand, schools can be an important part of the mix, says James Hempsall
The free entitlement for the least advantaged two-year-olds is key to unlocking parents' opportunities for learning and employment, as well as supporting children's learning, says James Hempsall
Providing rich outdoor environments is really important for all children and this is especially true for the least advantaged two-year-olds. James Hempsall describes how one rural setting is ensuring its twos get the most out of the natural world.
Building relationships with parents and children has long been identified as key to the success of early learning for two-year-olds, says James Hempsall
There is plenty to be learned from providers who already have experience in providing funded places for two-year-olds, says James Hempsall
Now is the time to consider if you are in an area where there will be increased demand for two-year-old places and about providing places as two-year-olds grow to become three and four-year-olds, says James Hempsall.
James Hempsall describes how a social enterprise is seeking finance from local investors to purchase an additional site and create more places for two-year-olds.
Historically the sector has worked hard to embrace flexibility when it comes to offering early learning.
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