Early years


Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs.

Health visitors

Health visitors provide a service for all families with children under the age of five years old.

Free early years places

Some two year olds in Lancashire may qualify for free childcare. Check if you are eligible and search for a provider.

Children and Family Wellbeing Service

The Children and Family Wellbeing Service (previously children's centres) provide various inclusive activities and services for children and their families, from Stay and Play sessions, advice and support, to parenting courses.


Search for childcare or contact the Family Information Service who can help you find childcare to best meet your specific needs.

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