Services for Young Children
Services for Young Children (SfYC) are here to support parents, carers, families; and everyone working in childcare and early years education. Our aim is to ensure that Hampshire's young children have access to everything they need for the best start in life.
Spring headcount is also the time for the Early Years Census returns for the Department for Education. We are also collecting your Early Years Single Funding Formula data for setting your 2016/2017 hourly rate.
Preparation for cold weather
With the start of the cold weather early years education providers are reminded to be familiar with the emergency closure procedure guidance 772kb.
NEW! Early Years Pupil Premium
From April 2015 there is additional funding available to early years education providers to support the development, learning and care of eligible 3 and 4 year olds who attend their setting. See information for parents/ guardians or information for providers.
Is your two year old now eligible for free early years education?
2 Year Old early years education is available countywide for eligible families - for more information and to apply using the Early Years Checker see parents/ carers.
Find information on EYE (2 Year Old & 'Stretched' Offers and EYPP), EYFS, service quality improvement, training and business support
What do centres offer families?
What do you need to do?