Early Help, Early Years and Early Support
You may have come across the three terms Early Help, Early Years and Early Support. So what do they mean? What is the difference? Below we have tried to describe each term.
Early Help (0-19)
The term Early Help is used to describe the process of taking action early and as soon as possible to tackle problems and issues emerging for children, young people and their families.
Early years refers to children from birth to the age of five. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. View more details on our Early Years and Childcare (Local Offer) web page.
Early Support in Peterborough is a pathway for children in their pre-school years with complex health, education, or care needs. These children will require considerable ongoing support from across education, health and care. This includes:
children who have great difficulty communicating
children who have sensory or physical difficulties
children who have complex health needs
View more details on our Early Years and Childcare (Local Offer) web page.