• Understanding SEND training

    As part of the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Reforms Programme, Education colleagues delivered a rolling programme of free training sessions throughout 2017 called Understanding SEND.   Who was the training for? The training was available to all professionals (apart from teachers who access separate training) working within health,…

  • Supporting children's learning and development

    This page has been produced to support you in developing your learning environment. It offers suggestions for a wide variety of ‘types of play’ and includes ideas of resources you may think of providing. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) says: 'It is important that all…

  • Stronger Families in County Durham

    Stronger Families is a way of working with County Durham families who'd like support with any problems or difficulties they may be having. Stronger Families forms Support services for families Help for families with budgeting, finances and funding Family progress and outcomes Stronger Families Training…

  • Setting up as a daycare provider

    This page provides information if you would like to become a daycare provider in County Durham. Where can I get help? Help and support is available from our Childcare Places team on tel: 03000 268 908. Ofsted registration Visit Gov.uk to find out about how to register as…

  • Service Listings Guidance

    Thank-you for listing your services and activities on the website. This section should answer most of the questions that you may have about adding and updating your listings. If however you have read this and still need assistance, then please contact the team. Once you…

  • Resources for Parenting Professionals

    Parenting Programme Quality Standards

  • Pupil Funding Adjustments

    A new system of submitting pupil funding adjustments has been implemented from October 2018. This pupil adjustment headcount replaces the on-line forms previously used, and should be used to inform the Early Years Funding Team of any change in circumstance regarding children that occurs after…

  • Providing free early years places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

    This page helps you find out who to contact about providing free early years places. Free Play and Learn for 2 year olds If you have a good or outstanding Ofsted inspection outcome, you can offer free play and learn sessions for eligible two year olds. For more information contact our…

  • Parenting Quality Standards - Associated Documents

  • Parent/Carer Declaration Forms

    Funding headcounts require that parents/carers must complete a Declaration Form for the first funding period that a child attends your setting. The detail below tells you how to complete the form. The declaration form is available below for you to pass on to the parents/carers of all children…

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