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Guidance for childcare providers

Resources and information to support new and existing childcare providers based in Suffolk.

Childcare providers in Suffolk can find information, guidance and resources to support them in running their childcare business at Early Years | Suffolk Learning. This includes how to claim Early Education Entitlements and SEND Funding and support.

Suffolk Family Information Service

Childcare providers can contact Suffolk Family Information Service by emailing: or alternately you can call 0345 60 800 33 and leave us a message, we will return your call.

Registering with Ofsted
Find out how and why childcare providers register with Ofsted and information about the Childcare Act 2006.
Setting up and developing a childcare business
Information about setting up and developing childcare provision in Suffolk.