The Start Well Service incorporates the former Early Years and Childcare Team and the Children and Family Support Service in the Council. The service works with the early years workforce; children and families and other professionals to ensure the best possible start in life for every child.
The new service builds on the existing partnerships we already have with schools and our services have been developed with the early years sectors’ needs in mind. So whether you are looking for advice, consultancy, support and challenge, or training to further improve teaching and learning, monitoring and assessing children’s learning and development, look no further – we can help.
All primary schools are able to access the Start Well Universal offer, including a Progress and Outcomes Leadership discussion, a Communication and Language Early Identification support visit and a range of briefings at no additional cost.
Schools with nursery classes for 2, 3 and 4 year olds are also able to access a targeted offer for their nursery leadership and provision. Action planning and personalised support to develop Reception Year class provision is available as a traded service.
You will find below details of our new Start Well Early Years Foundation Stage Offer, which details the fully funded support on offer to nursery and primary schools in Bolton.
Bolton Start Well Service has small expert teams who provide comprehensive advice and support in the following areas:
- Early Years Foundation Stage – Start Well Quality and Outcomes Team
- Early Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Start Well Early Years SEND Team
- Early Communication and Language – Start Well Communication and Language Development Team
Any Bolton school can contact the Start Well Service to discuss an issue, ask for support or be signposted to key information by contacting us via:
- Telephone on: 01204 33 8149
- E-mail: BoltonStartWell@bolton.gov.uk