Early Years Practitioners Support

If you are an Barnet early years practitioner or childcare provider, information is available to help you continue to deliver the best possible service to Barnet's children and their families.

In this area you can find the following information:

Are you newly registered? 
Information and advice for newly registered childminders, daycare providers and home childcarers.

Business and marketing support 
This section provides information if you are newly registered or if you are considering expanding your childcare business.

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 
This section includes information about Barnet’s Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) which provides a comprehensive picture of childcare in the borough.

Early Years Practitioners Training
The Workforce Development Team provides a training programme to all Early Years professionals in Barnet.

Find out more about available funding and whom you can contact for advice and support.

Free Early Education 
Find out how you can participate in the 2 Year Old Scheme and deliver the Free Early Education for three and four year olds.

Services for childminders 
Information about services for registered childminders including training opportunities.

Support for Children's Centres 
Information for Children's Centres staff including eStart and communications support.

Early Years Settings Support 
Contact details and information on the teams that can support you.

Children's Libraries 
Barnet Libraries provides a range of services to support professionals working with children and young people.

Ensuring Excellence for Barnet's Early Years - Barnet's Early Years Strategy  
This strategy identifies Barnet's key priorities and objectives, setting a strategic direction for the council’s approach to early years.