Here you will find additional information to help you make an informed choice about picking your child’s early education provider.
We want to help you to make an informed choice about your child’s early education entitlement, to explain the funding process and what to expect in Northumberland. Feel free to contact us direct via freephone: 0800 0234440 or see below to find out more.
Advice on picking your childcare provider
For more information on choosing a childcare provider, visit the Daycare Trust
website. Have a look at their:
- top tips
- advice on what to look for
- what to ask when you visit a childcare provider
- advice on taking up references
Alternatively, click on the documents below:
Find Ofsted reports
Statutory guidance for early education & childcare
As a council, we must follow statutory guidance for early education and childcare provision from the Department for Education (DfE).
Childcare sufficiency assessment (CSA)
All local authorities are bound to produce an annual childcare sufficiency report. This helps us to provide information about the various forms of childcare available to you and to identify any gaps in the Childcare Market.