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East of England Early Years Stronger Practice Hub

The East of England Early Years Stronger Practice Hub is one of 13 DfE designated Stronger Practice Hubs across England. 

The East of England Hub covers Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, offering bespoke support, EEF evidence-informed training opportunities as well as conferences and opportunities to network with others working in Early Years.

The Hub is fully funded, meaning the offer will always be free to those who take part. The team running the hub are all working within the schools/settings currently and want to offer support across the whole Early Years sector.

visit here for their website!

Highfield Resilience Tracker
Free Training, plus a free resource pack!

NEW: The EY-EEF Project
Please note:

You will not be able to take part in this programme if you have already taken part in Early Talkboost or Maths Champions. 

You will need to have, or think you will have, 17 three and four--year-old children who attend for at least 10 hours a week from September 2024. 












Early Years Professional Development Programme

Early Years Professional Development ProgrammeFREE government funded CCPD for early years practitioners and childminders starting this January.

  • Recommended by 87% of early years practitioners currently on the programme
  • Flexible learning programme through a mix of online learning and group webinars
  • Total of 60 hours to complete over an 8-9 month period
  • Available to practitioners qualified to Level 3 and above

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Programmes

Communication in the Early Years - Community of Practice
A way to connect and share best practice with educations.
Wednesday 20th March 9:30 or 18:30

Nurturing Mathematical Minds: Fostering Early Maths in Young Children (free webinar)
Wednesday 13th March 2024
Either 9:30am - 10:30am or 6:30pm - 7:30pm

SEND Spring Conference

Keynote Speaker: Kerry Murphy, an early childhood specialist and lecturer in early years & SEND at Goldsmiths University.
16th March 2024

Places for both Maths Champions and Early Talk Boost are still available.
Please complete an Expression of Interest below!
Currently recruiting in Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Maths Champions

Early Talk Boost

Please note you can only apply for one programme at a time.