Eligible working families whose children will be aged between 9 and 23 months old on 31 August can now apply to receive 15 hours childcare starting from September 2024.

Find out more information on the Childcare Choices website

Early Years

The Early Years Team

The Early Years Team

To find out who's who, please see the team structure of the Early Years Service below:

Download the Early Years Service - Team Structure

The Early Years team provides a service that ensures the Local Authority meets its statutory duty to secure sufficient high quality Funded Early Education places for 2, 3 & 4-year-olds and sufficient childcare for 0-14/18 year old's whose parents are in work or training to return to work.

The Early Years Service is also responsible for improving outcomes for children aged 0-5 years through ensuring childcare providers are providing high-quality early education. The team are responsible for the delivery of the statutory requirements of the SEND Code of Practice, in relation to Early Years.

We are required to annually produce the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment, which explains and examines the sufficiency of childcare in Buckinghamshire.

The Team is made up of dedicated Early Year's professionals, with a vast range of experiences. The experiences are used to ensure the children and young people of Buckinghamshire have access to high-quality early education and childcare.

Mailboxes to contact the team

Central Mailbox  - earlyyears@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Funding Team -  earlyfunding@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

2 Year Old Funding -  2yearoldfunding@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Early Years Training Team - eycpd@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Brokerage - brokerage@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

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