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  Information for Early Years and Childcare providers and practitioners

9 December 2013

Welcome to the information and guidance pages for providers and practitioners working in the early years and childcare sector in Essex. Here you can find information on:



We are responsible for ensuring high-quality early years and childcare provision is available to all families. This includes children’s centres, private, voluntary and independent childcare provision, childminders, out of school provision, maintained nurseries, and schools. 

We have also commissioned the Pre-school Learning Alliance to provide support and guidance to early years and childcare settings in Mid, North East, South and West Essex.

Essex children’s centres are also commissioned on this quadrant arrangement. Children’s centres in North East and South Essex are led by Barnardo’s, West Essex by Spurgeons and Mid Essex by 4Children.


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    Tel: 01245 438 500