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Early years experts and mentors programme

The early years experts and mentors programme will support practitioners, leaders and whole settings through bespoke support, delivered face-to-face and virtually.

The offer will include:

  • leadership support
  • coaching for leaders
  • mentoring for practitioners
  • whole-setting support

The programme will roll out across England from September 2022.

You can self-refer by applying for support from the early years experts and mentors programme. Applications to receive support in the autumn term must be submitted by Friday 24 June.

If you would like more information on the programme, or to receive future communications on the programme directly, please email the early years team via the Department for Education.