Early Years Foundation Stage and Childcare.
Early Years and ChildCare Team
Cheshire East Early Years and Childcare Team work
across all localities in Cheshire East.
The team works to fulfil the duty of the Childcare Act 2006 that
requires all LAs and their partners to develop a broad and
inclusive strategy that has a focus on the provision of high
quality early learning and care. They can also offer advice to
anyone considering starting up a new
childcare business .
The team of Early Years Consultants are at the forefront
of providing information, advice and training to the
Early Years workforce and supporting the quality improvement of all
settings. Early Years Consultants have a strong focus on
improving the quality of learning and development and
improving outcomes for children and families through support,
advice and challenge. This involves working with
leaders, managers and practitioners who work with children from
Birth – 5.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – established
under the Childcare Act 2006 and revised in 2012 seeks to
- Quality and consistency in all early years
settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets
- A secure foundation through learning and
development opportunities which are planned around the needs and
interests of each individual child and are assessed and reviewed
- Partnership working between practitioners and
with parents and/or carers.
- Equality of opportunity and
anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included
To find out more about the revised Early Years Foundation
Stage framework go to the Foundation
High quality provision has a number of essential
- the leadership, qualifications and quality of the workforce and
their understanding of Early Years pedagogy, anti-discriminatory
practice and equality;
- the importance of the home learning environment and the
involvement of parents in supporting and extending children’s
learning and development
- a safe and stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors
which promotes physical, mental and emotional health and well-being
and provides continuity of care.
Parents looking for Childcare
If you are a parent looking for information about
childcare or services for young children in Cheshire East please
contact the Cheshire East Family Information Service (details
The Cheshire East Family
Information Service (FIS) provides information, advice and
guidance for parents, carers, children and young people aged 0 - 19
years and for professionals working with them.
is a free, impartial
one-stop-shop service for parents/carers and young people aged
0–19, providing accurate and detailed information on services
in Cheshire East, regionally and nationally. From childcare to
tax credits to guidance on bullying, the Family Information Service
can assist for all manner of queries, big or small.
0300 123 5033.
Contact the Early Years and Childcare Team
Early Years and Childcare Team or telephone us
on 01625 374182 or write to:
The Early Years and Childcare Team
Oakenclough Children’s Centre
The Early Years and Childcare Team operate an
Helplines. These are
available on the following days:
1:30 - 4:30pm
Tuesday 1:30 - 4:30pm
The number to call is 01625 374162.