Childcare and early years education
Integrated Early Years Service (IEYS)
The integrated early years service works with partners and stakeholders to address levels of provision and quality in early education and childcare.
The service supports the regeneration of Tower Hamlets by providing childcare for working and training parents and carers, as well as job opportunities in the field.
The overall aim of the service is to ensure high quality provision to support the learning, development and care of young children to prepare them for school and their futures.
We bring together representatives from the private, voluntary and maintained childcare, out of school and play sectors, and the local authority. Together, we maintain an overview of childcare and learning needs and we support Tower Hamlets Council in planning to meet those needs and raise standards of provision.
Support for children and families during COVID-19
Who we support
The Integrated Early Years team supports children and families with children and young people from conception to 25 years of age. We also work with childcare settings and schools around quality improvement, SEND support and sufficiency.
Our Family Support Workers are continuing to support and provide advice to families in need.
Play and Learning
We have gone virtual! We run play sessions online where you can join in the fun with your child.
We have been providing midwifery and health visiting services through children’s centres. You can also access some services and courses online such as employment support and childcare. As well as pick up your Healthy Start Vouchers and vitamins at the children's centre.
Childcare for key workers and vulnerable children including those with SEND
We are continuing to find childcare places for the above in order to support communities during this challenging time.
Need advice on childcare and services for young people and families?
The Family Information Service (FIS) provides free, impartial information and advice on childcare as well as general information on a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families. For further information, please
Tel: 020 7364 5000