In 2018, 12 childcare settings were selected to take part in an inclusion-focused project.

Between 2018 and 2019, the 12 settings, known as “Inclusion Hubs”, received a free, comprehensive and training programme to better support the inclusion of children with significant needs. 

This included training delivered by professionals, covering aspects of:

  • Educational psychology
  • Assessing and supporting social and emotional competence
  • Portage
  • Speech, language and communication needs
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sensory impairment
  • Practical strategies
  • Navigating the Local Offer

What is the role of the 12 Inclusion Hub settings now?

The role of the 12 Inclusion Hub settings is to contribute to the upskilling of the Early Years sector, by sharing and disseminating excellent inclusive practice with other settings across Kingston and Richmond.

Inclusion Hub Phase 2

A further group of Early Years settings are now going through the same process to become Inclusion Hubs. 

You can read more detail about the Inclusion Hub settings in the childcare professionals section of our website.