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Services for Young Children

Information for early years education and childcare providers

If you are a provider of early education and/or childcare, this section offers information and guidance to support you in establishing and growing your setting/business.

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girl with building blocksBusiness support

Information and advice on running a childcare business

Toddler with paint on her handChildcare market

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment/ Quarterly childcare market updates

Boy climbing a treeEYE, EYSFF and EYPP

Early Years Education funding, Early Years Single Funding Formula and Early Years Pupil Premium including "stretched" and 2 Year Old offers

Stick people graphicImprovement Support Programme

Tailored support for your setting

Childcare worker with toddlerTraining and Professional Options

Access qualifying and short term (CPD) courses

EYFS coloured hexagonsEarly Years Foundation Stage

Advice and support from SfYC

Group of young childrenInclusion

Removing barriers to ensure all children are included

Little boy and girl runningSafeguarding

Keeping children safe

Happy childInformation Library

Useful links and documents including SEND Local Offer