Childcare and early years settings

Information for professionals who work in childcare and early years settings in Lancashire

Childcare and early years settings

Information for professionals who work in childcare and early years settings in Lancashire

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Early years support and training

Packages of support, training courses, publications and information for early years settings.

Setting up new childcare provision

Support setting up childcare in Lancashire, including; nursery provision, out of school provision or holiday clubs, childcare on a school site or becoming a childminder.

Safeguarding

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

Business support for childcare providers

Business planning and support tools for schools and childcare settings including childminders.

Early education funding (EEF)

Two and three year old funding information for childcare providers and professionals including the online headcount and provider portal and two year olds referral form.

Childcare sufficiency

The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment maps supply of, demand for and analyses potential gaps in the local childcare market. This data can help you to know your market when setting up or expanding childcare provision.

Early years representation

How early years settings are represented on the Schools Forum.

Children looked after guidance for early years settings

About children looked after (CLA), Personal Education Plans (PEP) and the updated Lancashire nursery PEP.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Includes SEN support and EHC plans, inclusion fund (previously known as additional inclusion support or AIS), educational psychologists and SEND toolkits.