Early years

For current childcare practitioners and those wishing to enter the sector.

Find information about the Early Years Foundation Stage, training, funding, careers in childcare, as well as handy hints and the latest industry news.

For specialist advisors and practitioners who support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from birth until they start school.

Information and resources about the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Information about qualifications and training courses.

Our business development advisors can help you to build your business and keep it profitable.

Guidance information from the LRSCP, DfE, Ofsted and partner organisations.

Information about the new Provider Portal and how to use it.

Tools and information to help providers administer FEEE successfully, including 30 hours extended FEEE.

The Early Years Inclusion and Childcare Service established a working party in June 2020 following the death of George Floyd and are committed to stand up against racism and promote racial diversity and inclusion.

For childcare providers who give Out of School care for children in Leicestershire.

Find contact details and how the Early Years Inclusion and Childcare Service supports new and existing childcare providers to improve outcomes for children.

For owners / managers, childcare staff and those wanting to enter the sector. Advice and guidance on all areas of the recruitment process, from individuals starting a career in childcare to employers safe recruitment and retaining quality staff.

If you are an early years provider you may have a Child in Care (CiC) attending your setting.

Exciting ways of using Digital Media to enrich and support children’s communication and language, imagination and creativity allowing children to explore and follow their own ideas and interests.