Childcare and early years settings

30 hours free childcare

Parents can now apply for 30 hours free childcare.

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.

Children's centres

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)

Latest news

Autumn term headcount

The provider portal will open on Thursday 14 September 2017 at 7am and close on Sunday 24 September 2017 at 11pm.

Autumn term headcount week is Monday 18 September 2017 to Sunday 24 September 2017.

Please ensure you claim for all children on your Autumn headcount who are booked in or planned present during headcount week. You must also ensure that you have proof of date of birth and a signed Parental Agreement for every child you are claiming for.