• Teaching and Learning Audit
    Teaching and Learning Quality Audit has been designed as an optional tool for Private, Voluntary, Community and Independent Childcare provisions working with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)



  • COVID-19 : DfE updates
    DfE and Early Years Bulletin update
  • Starting A Childminding Business
    This section gives you all the information you need to find out how to become an Independent Registered Childminder.
  • Childcare Business Resources
    This section gives some important background information and techniques which will support childcare settings with their basic business and financial management needs.
  • Section 10: Contacts
    Useful contact information for those organisations engaged in the development and support of early years and childcare.
  • Childcare Sufficiency & Research
    Nottingham City Council publishes a full Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) report on a three yearly cycle, considering demand, supply and accessibility in order to identify any gaps in sufficiency...
  • Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
     Monitoring childcare sufficiency: Nottingham City Council has a duty to secure free early years provision for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year-olds and ensure that there is sufficient childcare for working parents.



  • Early Years
  • EYFS
    The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a statutory framework that all early years providers work within. this section will support settings with useful documents and information.
  • Early Years Foundation Stage 2021
    The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021
  • Learning And Development
    The revised EYFS clarifies what providers must do in relation to working in partnership with parents/carers to promote learning and development of all children in their care and to ensure they are ready for school.
  • Welcome to Early Years
    The Early Years Team works within School Access and Inclusion, Education Services Department as part of the Children and Adults Directorate.
  • About the Early Years Service:
    The Early Years Team sits within the Education Department for the Peoples Directorate of Nottingham City Council. The work of the team supports early years settings, including day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders, foundation stage provision in schools, including independent schools, and out of school provision.
  • Early Learning Programme for 2 Year Olds
    Free early education for 2 year olds, known locally as the Early Learning Programme for 2 Year Olds, is a statutory entitlement for all eligible children.
  • Extended Entitlement (30 Hour Offer)
    30 Hours Funded Childcare for Working Parents of 3 and 4 year olds
  • Environmental Audits
    Continuous quality improvement should be part of daily practice for providers.
  • CPD
    Updates on any new developments in training and qualifications to promote equality and inclusion.





  • Nottingham City Libraries
    Each of the libraries across Nottingham City has a Children's Area with resources for all ages including picture books, learning to read books, gradually more demanding story books and information books at all levels for study and interest.


  • Multi Agency Request Form
    A Multi Agency Request Form (MARF) has been developed for professionals to use when making a referral to Children and Families Direct.




  • Early Years Pupil Premium
    The Early Years Pupil Premium for eligible three and four year olds
  • Provider Support Framework
    The Provider Support Framework (PSF) identifies services available to early years and childcare settings in Nottingham from the Local Authority's (LA) Early Years team.