About the Hub

Local Authorities covered:

Dudley, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Wolverhampton


Our Hub’s vision is to make evidenced-informed and practice-based research accessible to all Early Years providers to enable their babies and young children to thrive.

The Thrive Together Stronger Practice Hub (SPH) draws on a breadth and depth of EY knowledge and leadership including trusted experts and partners, SENCOs, EY Area Experts, PVI managers and childminders.

The Hub's facilities include a bespoke training venue and access to a range of high quality schools and group-based settings that exemplify best practice in early years’ education and care.

The Thrive Together SPH is committed to working in partnership with DfE, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and other SPHs to deliver the shared mission in uniting early years providers to deliver the very latest evidence-informed early education to those children and families who need it the most. 

Lead setting: 

Ryders Hayes School (Ryders Hayes Academy Trust)


  • Fullbrook Maintained Nursery School
  • Abu Bakr Day Nursery
  • Kiddies Playhouse
  • Margaret Dixon (Childminder)

Relevant links to settings:

Ryders Hayes Primary School - Home (ryders-hayes.co.uk) 

Fullbrook Nursery School

Children's Nursery | Kiddies Playhouse