Childcare and early years settings

Information for practitioners

Creating new and developing quality childcare

Free early education (FEE)

Two and three year old funding information for childcare providers and professionals.

Lancashire early years foundation stage consultants


Information, guidance and tools to support childcare providers in their roles and responsibilities of keeping children safe.

Early Education Safeguarding Officer - Catherine Isherwood 07909 001430

If you have immediate safeguarding concerns regarding a child, please contact Children's Social Care on 0300 123 6720 (8am - 8pm) or out of hours 0300 123 6722 (8pm - 8am).

Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Training Opportunities

Pupil premium for early years children

Information and guidance for childcare providers. The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding from the government for eligible three and four year old children.

The Early Years Consultative Group

If you would like to express an interest in joining the group or offer any feedback about the group please use this form.

Publications and document downloads

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)