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Partnership working

Advice and information for settings and childminders to support effective partnership working with parents, other settings, childminders and schools.

Partnership working is an area of practice that Ofsted inspectors comment on when inspecting childminders and pre-school providers. Below are some good practice information and some useful links to other websites.

Helpful guides giving advice and information for settings and childminders:

Partnership working with parents

Partnership working with other settings / childminders

Partnership working withschools

We have some good practice case studies that show what some other settings and childminders do for this area of practice

Case Study 1

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Case Study 9

Foundation Years have devleoped a What to Expect, When guide to help parents/carers to find out more about how their children are learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. They have also collected some case studies to see how early years settings have been using the guide to involve families in understanding their children's progress and development.

What to Expect, When guide

What to Expect, When case studies

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