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

Useful Services
Day Nurseries
Out of School Clubs (OSC)
  • Acorn OSC
  • Beechwood OSC
  • Cygnets SEND Information Report 2019-2020
  • Daresbury OSC
  • Dunkys Runcorn OSC
  • Early Learners Widnes OSC
  • Early Learners Runcorn OSC
  • Kids Space OSC
  • Funky Monkeys Kids Club
  • Hillview Link Club
  • Jigsaw Link Club
  • Our Lady’s First Steps OSC
  • Palacefields Daycare OSC
  • Playhub Ltd (Hale OSC)
  • St Basil’s OSC
  • John Fisher OSC
  • Michael’s OSC
  • The Grange OSC
  • Upton OSC
  • Victoria Road Link Club
  • Village Care Club Ltd
  • Weston Kids Club
  • Weston Point Kids Club
  • Windmill Hill OSC
  • Wizzkids Farnworth
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: