Childcare and early years settings  

Coronavirus - Guidance for childcare and early years settings (nurseries and childminders)

Guidance and updates from the local authority.

Information for practitioners

Early years support and training

Quality Childcare Development Team

Early education funding (EEF)

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

Early years business support and sustainability

Children looked after (CLA)

About children looked after (CLA), personal education plans (PEP) and the updated Lancashire Nursery PEP.


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

Lancashire County Council has a duty to protect children and young people from harm. If you have a concern about a child being abused or neglected, contact Children's Social Care on 0300 123 6720 or out of hours on 0300 123 6722 or contact the Early Years Safeguarding Officer at

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.

Publications and document downloads

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

School readiness

Resources for professionals to share with families.