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EIF maturity matrix: Early years


5 Mar 2014

A self-assessment tool designed to help local areas to plan early years services from conception to age 5 that work together as a whole system.

Maturity matrix: Early years



Early years services include antenatal care, speech and language therapy, parent and infant mental health, health visiting, primary care, social care, childcare and children’s centres. 

This system self-assessment tool is for local partnerships and agencies who are putting early intervention into practice. The matrix is used to measure progress on how well things are going across all the various activities needed to ensure that children and young people in an area receive effective help and support at the earliest opportunity.