Guidance for childcare providers

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

Suffolk CPD Online website

Childcare providers will find guidance notes and resources to support them in running their childcare business, including how to claim Early Education Entitlements and SEND Funding and support.

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.

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.

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.