Guidance for childcare providers

Resources and information to support new and existing childcare providers.

I am a childcare provider based in Suffolk where can I find information and resources to support my setting?

The following options are available to support Childcare Providers (including childminders).

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', login 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-Thursday from 9.00am to 5pm, Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.) Or alternatively email FIS at: childcare.planning@suffolk.gov.uk

Other useful information

Registering with OFSTED

How and why childcare providers register with OFSTED; and the Childcare Act 2006.

Setting up and developing a childcare business

Information about setting up and developing childcare provision in Suffolk.