Early years buy-in support

Support, expertise and training you can purchase from Oxfordshire Early Years.

In addition to the support we provide through our Early Years offer, you can also buy in support services and training packages from the team.

Who we support

We support all early education and childcare providers in Oxfordshire, including:

  • day nursery and pre-school staff
  • school staff working in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • childminders
  • playworkers in after-school, breakfast, holiday clubs/playschemes
  • governors, Headteachers, committees, owners and managers.

Our buy-in support packages are also available to early years providers based outside of Oxfordshire.

Buy-in support packages


A member of the Oxfordshire Early Years team can visit to:

  • Undertake an Early Years Review.

The Early Years Review is not an inspection. It is an objective and robust evaluation of practice and provision. The review enables you to check the accuracy of your self-evaluation and can reassure staff and leaders of judgements. The review is supportive and collaborative. It is a tool to help you to monitor and evaluate your early year’s provision. The consultant will provide support and guidance throughout the visit.

  • work with you on any area of practice you feel needs developing

Prepared training packages

We can deliver a range of training packages in-house at team meetings or on whole team training days. You could also pool resources with other early years providers in your area to buy in joint training days or sessions at area network meetings.

View Early Years training

Bespoke training

In addition to the above we can create new training packages tailored to your specific needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

To get a quote for our buy-in support, training, or to discuss other buy-in support options contact us.