Childcare Strategy

Access & Inclusion/Inclusion Standards 

Support to help you improve outcomes for disabled children in line with SEN Code of Practice 2014 and the Children & Family Act 2014. Support to enhance and celebrate inclusive practice by completing the Inclusion Standards - a framework to assist in achieving your Gold award for inclusion.

Childcare Sufficiency support

Find out how a range of teams and agencies work to ensure that childcare in York matches the needs of local families.

Childcare Sustainability support

City of York Council Childcare Strategy and Business Management Service continues to offer support and expertise to childcare providers who are experiencing short term sustainability issues.  It can provide limited funding for private day nurseries, pre school playgroups, childminders and out of school clubs.

Childcare Business support

The Childcare Strategy Service can offer business support and expertise to childcare providers.

Free Early Years Funding/Early Years Inclusion Fund/Early Years Pupil Premium/Early Implementer - 30 Hours Free Childcare

Download resources around the Free Early Years Education Places and find out how to access support and payment.

Out Of School Club support

Access support to help you improve outcomes for children in line with legislative standards, statutory Ofsted welfare requirements, and the ethos of the council's policy for play.

Setting up childcare provision

If you are thinking about setting up any childcare provision in the City of York area then there are lots of things to take into account.

Shared Foundation Partnerships

Find out about York's Shared Foundation Partnerships and access support materials to support the development of your partnership.


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