Working with Hampshire

Child A – ‘Look at my hair, I’ve got a bun, I’ve got a bun!’

Child B – ‘I’ve got a bottom as well, mine is round the back!’

As we work towards opening our first venture across the border into Hampshire, we have been asked to attend a series of workshops on how they run their Early Years support services. It is interesting to see the way a larger organisation operates.

My first impressions are that we may lose the personal touch, where we know virtually everyone who works for Southampton Early Years, but it is also clear that as a larger organisation, they are able to call on greater resources, for example in supporting children with additional needs.

In common, is the need for good relationships and a focus on children. I am confident that these will continue and we look forward to getting to know new colleagues and working with them.