Childcare and early years settings

Spring term headcount claims 2017

The Provider Portal is now open to allow you to submit your Spring 2017 supplementary claim. The Provider Portal will close on Friday 31 March 2017 at 11pm.

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

Spring term 2017 headcount information

The 2016-2017 funding agreement is available on the free early education pages.


Changes to council buildings

The decision has been made to establish a set of neighbourhood centres to help save millions of pounds and deliver services more efficiently.

Find out more about the decision.