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Early Years

The first few years of a child's life are crucial in terms of their development and well-being. These pages set out the various childcare options that are available and also the support services that are available to support their needs.

The attached documents give further information:

  • Childcare in Liverpool - gives information about the various types of childcare available and help and support available.
  • Free Early Learning for 2 Year Olds - gives information on the free Early Learning places available for some 2 year olds and explains the criteria for these.
  • Free Early Learning for 3 and 4 Year Olds - gives information about the free Early Learning places available for all 3 and 4 year olds.
  • Early Years Foundation Stage - explains how the Early Years Foundation stage of learning works.
  • Early Years Consortia Information - provides information on how early years settings can access services and support to help them support children in their setting.
  • A guide for families in applying for grants for support from charities - gives information on charities that provide grants to families and some guidance on how to apply for them.
  • Early Years Early Intervention Panel - Terms of Reference - explains more about the Panel that can commission further assessment of children and/or support from a range of specialist provision.