Guidance for childcare providers

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

Suffolk CPD Online website

Here you will find all current childcare provider information. Information available includes:

  • Early Years Funding Grant Claim Forms for 2, 3 and 4 Two Year Old Funding Information.
  • Inclusion (SEN) Information.
  • EYFS checklist of resources to support the day-to-day running of your childcare business. How to order childcare leaflets for your setting.

Go to Suffolk CPD Online, select 'Early Years and Childcare', log in using your username and password. Then select 'EYFS Resources' from the top menu to find our Early Years and Childcare homepage. If you need help registering, call 01473 260464.

Suffolk Families Information Service (FIS) helpline

Childcare providers can contact FIS for Information Advice and Assistance (IAA) on: 0345 60 800 33 (open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and on Friday 9am to 4:30pm). Alternatively, email FIS at

Other useful information

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.