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Universal Offer of Support for Early Years and Childcare Providers

Coronavirus advice and guidance

Information, advice and guidance for settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Financial and business support during the coronavirus outbreak

The Early Years Foundation Stage framework

All Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, which sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to five. For further advice and information about meeting the requirements of the EYFS, other helpful resources, and to download the statutory guidance use the following links:

Meeting the needs of children with additional needs

Information and documentation is available online to help childcare providers to best support children with SEN, disabilities and vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

Effective safeguarding and child protection

Resources and tools to help you sustain your childcare business

Contact us

We do not have a direct phone line option for Early Years providers to call. Please use email to contact us at all times.

Early Years, Childcare and Children's Centres Service
10th Floor, Civic Centre
London Road