Early Years Resources

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Welcome to the Early Years Resources Page.



The Early Years Service is responsible for quality and sufficiency across early years provision, delivered through service level agreements with national 3rd sector organisations Pre-school Learning Alliance (PSLA) and Professional Association for Childcare in the Early Years (PACEY).

Commissioning the network of Children’s Centre across the Borough

Providing quality and development support to early years settings and providers including day nurseries, pre-schools, independent and maintained school nurseries, registered childminders and out of school clubs.

Working with local providers to ensure sufficiency of early years provision

Coordinating the provision of targeted 2 yr old funding, 15 hours universal 3 & 4 year funding and the additional 15 hours funding for working parents.

Workforce planning and development, including the analysis of the supply, demand and skills base of the children’s workforce.
Providing continuous professional development opportunities for the early years workforce

Coordinating Marvellous minders specialist childminding service for children with complex additional needs 


Early Years Team Contacts


Accessing the Southend Learning Network


Early Years Funding Information


DAF Process

If you provide places for any 3- or 4-year-olds who receive disability living allowance (DLA), your setting is eligible to receive disability access funding, which is £615 per child per year.

Government guidelines for settings to help meet the EYFS welfare requirements for food and drink.

See link for updated information.

EastofEnglandHPT@phe.gov.uk or phe.EoEHPT@nhs.net
Phone: 0300 303 8537
Out of hours advice: 01245 444 417 (Essex)
Latest Vacancies in Early Years Settings in Southend
Links referred to in the EYFS March 2017