The Early Years Commissioning Team has duties under the Childcare Acts of 2006 and 2016 to ensure that there are a sufficient number of sustainable and high quality childcare places for children aged 0-19 and their families.

There are a sufficient number of childcare places in an area if there are enough childcare places available to meet the needs of working parents, and enough places for all eligible children to take up the Early Years Entitlement.

The team works with childminders, pre-schools, playgroups, day nurseries, out of school clubs and schools.

If you want information about 2 year old funding please visit our Paying for childcare page.