People are being encouraged to have their say about a new Early Years Strategy for Wolverhampton.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is encouraging professionals, parents and other stakeholders to help shape the strategy, which will guide provision for children from birth to school age.

It seeks to further improve outcomes for young children in the city with a strong focus on accelerating children's learning within Early Years settings and building upon the Good and Outstanding rated provision that already exists in Wolverhampton.

People can have their say on the strategy by completing a short survey available at  Type=links;Linkid=7850;Title=Early Years Strategy Consultation;Target=_blank;, or by attending 1 of the final 2 public meetings, taking place at Graiseley Strengthening Families Hub, Pool Street, tomorrow (Wednesday 1 February) from 4.30pm to 6pm or the Market Office at Bilston Market on Thursday (2 February) also from 4.30pm to 6pm.

Councillor Val Gibson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "We want to ensure that all children living in Wolverhampton have an equal chance to have a really good start in life, including supporting them to have a good level of development when they start school.

"Early Years services have an important role to play in ensuring this is the case, especially for those children of families who need support the most. We believe this new strategy will help the council and its partners achieve our objectives."

The consultation continues until Tuesday 28 February, 2017.

  • released: Tuesday 31 January, 2017