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Early Years and Out of School Collaborations

The majority of Early Years settings in Kent are now part of a collaboration and the number continues to rise steadily.

Working collaboratively provides an opportunity for settings to share good practice and take collective responsibility for children within a geographical location. Sharing the cost of training makes this more affordable and we are hearing very positive messages from Collaboration Leaders regarding the impact of some of the work undertaken. Leaders' Events are held three times a year and provide valuable networking opportunities and continuous professional development.

See what the Leader of the Shepway Rural Collaboration has to say about joining and leading a collaboration.

If you would like to join or lead a collaboration please contact We will be happy to support you in connecting with other local providers.

If you are interested in leading a collaboration, download a Guide for Potential Leaders of Early Years collaborations (PDF, 354.2 KB).