Issue details

Early Years commissioning – extensions, recommissioning and remodelling - Targeted Support

The Early Years programme is due to be extended for six months to a total budget of £585K. A decision is required regarding the specifics of this extension – timeframe, budget reductions.

It is anticipated that new contracts would begin, dependent on the funding available on the 1st Oct 2015. For this reason, a retendering process would need to commence in April 2015.

Therefore a decision concerning the opening of a tender is also requested.

Following this tender process, contracts will be issued for two years from 1.10.15 – 30.9.17 with a total value of £468 502 per annum / £973 004 for the two year duration.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: 4. Both, Financial and Community Impact;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/05/2015

Decision due: 13 Oct 2015 by Cabinet Member for Families and Young People

Lead director: Strategic Director: Integrated Health and Adults Care

Department: Adults and Health

Contact: Helen Sharp, Strategic Commissioning Manager Email: Tel: 020 7926 2708.

Consultation process

The Early Years outcomes framework is currently being co-produced with parents – both those who attend commissioned services and those who don’t. To date, 77 parents have been involved in the conversation. These conversations will continue until end April 2015.

Children Centre staff, outreach worker and all professionals with an interest in Early Years will input into the framework through a workshop held specifically for them, in March 2015.

Over the next 12 months, a series of asset mapping events will be held across the Children Centre clusters to identify local resources which are achieving the outcomes from the framework.