Early Years workforce development


An effective workforce drives high quality provision, which is critical to children’s outcomes and is important to parents making childcare choices.

We know that working in the early years sector is an extremely rewarding career.

The quality of early years provision in Rotherham is impressive with a high level of settings rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding.

Settings which employ more highly qualified staff are more likely to attract a good or outstanding rating from Ofsted. We also know that the quality of staff is particularly important for supporting the development of disadvantaged children.

Rotherham Early Years and Childcare Service is committed to seeking a range of training and professional development opportunities for settings.