Toolkits, Training and Support Materials

Operational Delivery support tools for Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools

Operational Delivery Support Tools for Maintained, Academies and Independent Schools

30 Hours Partnership Planning Briefing

We have recently completed the roll out of a series of briefing sessions aimed at supporting early years settings and schools in considering how they might contribute to delivering 30 hours free childcare to eligible families.

The sessions led by Childcare Works provided an opportunity to consider the local childcare market, get an update on 30 hour policy and an lots of opportunity to ask questions and network with other settings through sharing ideas and support one another through partnership working.

The sessions included updates from Lancashire County Council on the early years sector, support available for schools and settings and the systems and processes that will be in place to support the delivery of 30 hours free childcare ready for implementation in September 2017.

Childcare Works 30 hours LED Events

Childcare Works recently held a number of special LED events for providers focusing on the 30 hours childcare offer. The presentations from these events are now available here.

Business Sustainability Package

The Department for Education have launched a package of online support materials to help providers make sure their businesses remain sustainable, including: 
  • a document of key insights from successful providers;
  • case studies of efficient business practices;
  • guidance on marketing, managing finances and business planning;
  • an online directory of organisations that can provide business and finance support.

Partnership Toolkit

If you’re considering working in partnership to deliver 30 hours childcare, the Department for Education and the Family and Childcare Trust have developed a new toolkit to support partnership approaches. The interactive toolkit contains practical advice, guidance and case studies.