The Early Years Systems Leadership Project is a sector led initiative aimed at supporting teaching and learning in the early years in Waltham Forest.

In order to grow capacity within the early years sector to support itself, maximize the dissemination of the knowledge and expertise and to improve the quality of early years provision even further, an Early Years System Leadership (EYSL) Board has been set up by the sector. The board is made up of representatives from across the Early Years sector in Waltham Forest.

The work of the EYSL board is funded via early years block funding received from the Government.

The core objectives of the EYSL board are:

1. Every Child in Waltham Forest deserves Good or Outstanding childcare
2. To deliver excellent childcare and education, settings must be resilient, empowered and take ownership of their own improvement strategy
3. Excellent education and childcare can only be delivered by knowledgeable, high quality practitioners with high expectations for their children
4. Strong links and collaborative working will support settings to achieve high quality childcare and education