Childcare and early years settings

Summer term 2017 supplementary claims

The supplementary claims process for the Summer term 2017 is now open.

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

Disability Access Funding (DAF)

In response to the Early Years Funding Consultation the Government has announced increased support for children with disabilities through the introduction of a Disability Access Fund (DAF) which will provide £615 per year for every eligible child.  The new funding comes into effect from 1 April 2017.

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.