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Early Years and Childcare

Useful Information Coronavirus COVID-19

We have put together some helpful information and support that you may find helpful during the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

These can be accessed on the dedicated page for Help and Information: Coronavirus COVID-19

NEW Halton Graduated Approach and Strategy Toolkit

Useful Services
Resources for Early Years Providers

Lots of support available through the Early Years Team, click here for more information

  • Home Learning
  • Safeguarding information
  • Information and Training Resources​
  • ​Talk Haltonclick here

Training programmes and brochures can be found on the Training page, click here

Pre-Schools
Childminders
Out of School Clubs (OSC)
Disability Access Fund (DAF) Early Years
From April 2017, the Government introduced the Disability Access Fund (DAF) this is new funding for early years childcare providers to support children with disabilities or special educational needs.

DAF is to support access to early years childcare provision by supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings and/or help build inclusive capacity (this may be for the child in question or to benefit children as a whole attending the setting).

Detailed information about the DAF eligibility criteria, entitlement, documentary evidence required, procedure, payment and application process can be found in the: