Professional Referrer Information

Guidance for Professionals – 2 year old funding

The documents below are to support professional colleagues such as Social Workers, Health Visitors, Family Support Practitioners and Children’s Centres staff in applying for funding for:

  • 2 year old children to access Early Education.
  • 3 & 4 year old universal offer for Early Education
  • 3 & 4 year olds placed with foster carer who is working outside of fostering, may be eligible for 30 hours Early Education

Information on Early Years Funding for Social Care Teams

Professional Referrers Guidance Notes for 2 year old funding

Social Worker Information – 30 hours childcare for Foster Carers

Please email: [email protected] if you need support or advice around 2 year old funding whilst the above is being updated.

Childcare Support Fund (CSF)

Childcare Support Fund is a scheme to provide short-term funded childcare for vulnerable children aged 0-5

Childcare Support Fund Application Form
Childcare Support Fund Guidance Notes for Professional Referrers

Childcare Support Funding for children with SEND

Childcare Support Funding for children with significant additional needs (SEND)

Information about CSF-SEND
Guidance Notes CSF-SEND
Application Form CSF-SEND

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) Family nurses only

FNP Guidance notes

FNP Application form