Information for practitioners

Early years support and training

Parental engagement and home learning

To help you in encouraging families to carry on the great play work that takes place within our childcare settings each day, we have created some useful resources and tools: 

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

Business planning and support tools and guidance for early years and childcare settings.

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)