Childcare and early years

Childcare and early years

» Accessing free early education and childcare for two year olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your 2 year old have additional needs or has left care? You may be entitled to claim a maximum of 15 hours a week during term time or 11 hours per week throughout the year.

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Help and support

The Family Information Service can give helpful advice on the range of services on offer to parents, children and those interested in training and working in the childcare field.

» Early years foundation stage curriculum

» Family support localities service

» Help with childcare costs

» Registering as a childminder

» Training for local practitioners

» Childcare sufficiency assessment

Careers in childcare

If you are planning a career in childcare the Family Information Service can help. We also advise on training opportunities and help with costs.