Childcare Strategy, Early Years and Children's Centres

This section holds lots of useful information for practitioners looking for information about Childcare Strategy, Early Years and Children's Centres.

Childcare providers portal login - Log into the York Open Data portal to claim 2, 3 and 4 year old funding and to update details about your childcare provision.

Free Early Years Education Places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

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

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.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Access support and information relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Revised EYFS (September 2012) Observation, Assessment & Planning

These resources are to support you with developing your planning and assessment formats to ensure that they reflect the language and ethos of the revised EYFS.

Jobs and careers in Early Years

These pages are for people considering starting in early years and for those already working in the sector who are keen to see what career development opportunities there are.

A Framework for Inclusion

The Framework is a resource to support the inclusive development of early years, childcare and out of school settings including Integrated Children’s Centres and schools.

Childcare Sufficiency

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

Out of School Clubs 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.

Information for Early Years SENCos

Information for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCos) in Early Years settings and school nurseries regarding support for pre-school children with a variety of disabilities and special educational needs (SEN).

Useful websites

Contact us

Childcare Strategy Manager
Barbara Mands
Tel: 554371
Out of School Clubs Support Adviser
Kerry Lee
Tel: 554391
Access and Inclusion Support Adviser / Out of School Clubs Support Adviser
Debbie Adair
Tel: 554376
Business Support Adviser
Craig Waugh
Tel: 551006
Business Support Assistant
Jessica Turner-maternity leave
from 14 February 2014
Policy and Planning Manager
Nicola Sawyer
Tel: 554609

Nursery Funding Assistants

Karen Lacey Tel: 554220
Jennifer Hogarth Tel: 554348
Charlotte Chivers Tel: 554208
Administrative Officer
Linda Tomlinson
Tel: 554624