Let’s Grow Together! Infant & Childhood Partnerships: Invitation to Tender
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Invitation to Tender
Let’s Grow Together! Infant & Childhood Partnerships CLG
(Incorporating the Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme)
Provider to conduct Assessment of Early Years Services using ECERS and SSTEW scales and follow-up reporting
Incorporating the Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme, the main objective of Let’s Grow Together! Infant & Childhood Partnerships CLG is to govern, support and develop area-based prevention and early intervention programming and approaches that support early childhood development, relationships, and environments; to set the foundations for infant and child development, learning, wellbeing, quality of life and outcomes; and by doing so mitigate the intergenerational impact of child poverty.
One of the four key strands of Let’s Grow Together’s work is to support Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Services to deliver high quality, inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care for children and families in the Northwest area of Cork city. Since 2015 there has been a strong partnership with eight ECEC settings and three Early Starts with Let’s Grow Together providing a suite of EY quality improvement measures and supports based on an evidence-informed, relational approach. Onsite mentoring has instilled an ethos of supportive, relationship-based learning between Let’s Grow Together and the eight ECEC settings and three Early Starts.
Let’s Grow Together wishes to contract the services of suitably qualified and experienced individual(s) or an organisation to carry out assessment using the ECERS and SSTEW scales in 20 preschool/Early Start rooms located within the Let’s Grow Together catchment area. 20 preschool/Early Start rooms equates approximately to 60 hours of session time. The initial contract will be to provide baseline information to identify strengths and inform areas of development in order to improve outcomes for children. This will then influence a tailored plan designed by Let’s Grow Together involving training, mentoring and the direction of other resources, building on existing strengths and capabilities of each service/room.
SSTEW and ECERS will be used again as part of a post intervention assessment in two years to evaluate change as a result.
The contract for this piece of work will cover the period mid-October to 12th December 2022 inclusive (start date to be confirmed by mutual agreement).
For further details on the organisation, contract and assessment criteria please view the attached Tender Specification Document.
Additional information may be sought at the assessment phase and before final decision, and the most competitive tenders may be invited for further discussions on their proposals for the purpose of elaboration, clarification and/or aiding mutual understanding.
Let’s Grow Together shall not be liable for any costs and/or expenses incurred in respect of the preparation or the submission of any tender documents or associated material. Lowest tender is not a guarantee of success.
Tender submissions must be received electronically by 3.00pm on Monday, 26th September 2022. Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Informal queries in advance of the closing date by email only to email@example.com