In order to provide each child with the best possible support it is necessary for provisions to work in partnership with a range of professionals and agencies. These will vary depending on the needs of the child and their family, but are likely to include:

Documentation needs to be in place so that parents are aware of the provision’s sharing of information and have given their consent, where applicable. This needs to be in compliance with GDPR.

Childcare providers need to work with a whole range of organisations, both statutory and from the voluntary sector to support children’s care, learning and development. Policies, procedures and documentation need to be put in place to ensure effective partnership working and that areas such as family confidentiality are maintained if and when required.

It is only by working as a team with parents, other childcare providers and organisations that a child can be supported holistically and given the chance to develop to their full potential.

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