Barnet's early years review - finding a better way to support children under five and their families

For more information about this consultation please click here.

We asked

We asked you whether you agreed or disagreed with our vision for early years and proposed changes to both improve our early years services, and make the required savings. It also includes proposed specific changes to opening hours at a number of children's centres.

You said

As well as consulting with the Citizens' Panel we held a range of events with regular users of early years services and the questionnaire was made available on Barnet Online. A total of 623 residents from the Citizens' Panel took part in the consultation, contributing to the 1,160 residents who responded in total to the early years review consultation.

We did

Results were used to inform the business case, which outlined the following recommendations:
  1. To move to a locality model of delivery for children's centres.
  2. That all children's centres will be managed by the local authority.
  3. To continue to improve joint working between health visitors & local authority early years services.
  4. To reduce opening hours at Stonegrove, St Margaret's and Hampden Way children's centres but maintain sessional service delivery in each of the local areas.

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