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STEP 2 - Under 5's Offer

0-5's offer

Information on the 0-5's offer is attached below. 


Step 2 referrals and queries

  • Step 2 are very willing to speak to schools, and want to do more to actively encourage referrers to email in or call to arrange duty calls to discuss cases they have questions about.
  • Step 2 welcome ‘pre conversations’ about potential referral is made, ensuring that the right children get support at the right time.

Next steps

If you have any queries about referrals which are not accepted, please email or call 01438 730570 to arrange a duty call. They run duty calls on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You may need to wait a week for a slot, but they will definitely book you in.

In the meantime, Step 2 will be providing information/presenting at the summer/autumn DSPL meetings so that we can share this information with as many schools as possible. We’ll also be sharing guidance in the EMWiE newsletter.


Inclusion Officer in the Early Years Service

New Childcare Inclusion Officer in the Early Years Service

The Early Years Service have appointed a new Childcare Inclusion Officer who started at the beginning of April.

Abi will be working hard to help assist parents who may be struggling to find a setting for any reason.

Her role is to act as a broker between parents and settings, liaising with both to enable families to take up Childcare Support. She will also be working closely with other teams to ensure that settings are able to access any support required to enable this to happen.

If you would like any further information, please contact Abi DeMornay-Davies on 01992 588596 or email