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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
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.
Creating additional places for two-year-olds in some areas is proving more challenging than in others. James Hempsall describes how one centre has set up a mini-bus service to bring children in from areas where places are full.
Providers who have already delivered free places for two-year-olds have learned many lessons, and could have a key role in supporting others to do so.