Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20Children’s Centre Development Children’s Centres are at the heart of providing support for families with children under 5 years old and as such have a huge role to play in school readiness. Originally set up to be unique to every community there is now a need for consistency and a generic offer across the town to ensure equality in access to services. Centres are being ‘branded’ so that parents are very clear on what support they can access and a Middlesbrough wide ‘offer’ has been developed. Targeted interventions support the school readiness pathway and are planned using shared assessment tools such as the Ages and Stages questionnaires (ASQ’s). A clear literacy pathway is embedded throughout both universal and targeted offers. Centres have clear target groups which identify those families who are most likely to be in need of support. This enables staff to pro-actively engage with these families to assess the need for help at the earliest opportunity. Family case work is also offered via the Early Help Hub to prevent families from needing to access level 4 services and to support those families who leave level 4 services, ensuring they have support to access community level services. Children Centre delivery models are being explored with one centre positioned on a school site being integrated in to the management and leadership of the school. This flagship model will offer fully integrated provision for babies and children 0-11years old and their families, incorporating the children’s centre, 2 year provision as well as primary education. This will allow identification at the earliest opportunity enabling appropriate support to be offered to secure improved outcomes for children. This model will also allow more robust tracking and monitoring to measure progress, identify gaps and support transition. Middlesbrough Incremental School Readiness Model April 2016 | 15