• The Award for Early Years Team of the Year
  • Essential Early Years
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Wirral, Merseyside

Essential Early Years has provided outstanding, inclusive practice to over 100 children and families with Special Needs since opening in 2020. Renowned for the support and opportunities given to families, the team provide children with special needs with innovative opportunities and the highest quality early education. They embed their Essential Experiences programme, which offers a range of opportunities for children to become part of the local community. 

Essential Early Years expanded after only six months of being open, due to the demand for places. They are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ team and whilst supporting children to achieve above and beyond parental expectations, they have also achieved beyond expectation within a short period of time.  

Essential Early Years has excellent feedback from professionals, including within its recent SEND Review. They have achieved Makaton Friendly Setting, My Happy Mind accreditation, Communication Friendly setting and are well on their way to achieving other accreditations.