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Childcare providers support

Find support for childcare providers to help deliver the Government's childcare strategy.

We have a team that will support childcare providers to deliver the Government's childcare strategy:

Early Years Learning and Childcare Team

What we do:

  • Manage the local childcare market.
  • Administer the funded entitlement for eligible two, three and four year olds.
  • Develope the childcare workforce.
  • Support all childcare providers to develop quality practices.

For initial support or advice, please contact:

Early Years and Childcare Team:

Also see:

Dingley's Promise Early Years Inclusion Project

This is a national project supported by Comic Relief. We have been chosen to take part in it until June 2026.

Through this, there is free training to all early years settings, schools and health/social care workers.

The courses are for anyone who works in (or with) early years settings, which includes parents.

The courses

  1. Introduction to early years inclusive practice.
  2. Early years transitions.
  3. Managing behaviours that challenge.
  4. Having difficult conversations with families

We want as many people as possible to take the training in each setting. This will help you to achieve the 'Master Level Kitemark' as an inclusion friendly setting.

  • The course is not assessed or accredited.
  • You get a certificate at the end of each course and a final one when you complete the whole programme.


  • Each person will need register for the training.
  • There is no deadline to sign up and you can use an email address of your choice.
  • You will be contacted by Dingley's within five working days to get you set up.


If you have any problems with sign up, please contact Dingley's Promise Training:

Further support

National day nurseries association . These support day nurseries to develop and maintain high standards in care and learning.

Early Years Alliance . This charity represent and support pre-schools in England.

Coram Family and Childcare . This charity campaigns for quality, affordable, accessible childcare for all. They publish reports on all aspects of childcare, such as national average cost surveys.

Department for Education . Here you can find support for all areas of childcare, education and parenting support.

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership . These focus on the safety, protection and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people in Calderdale. They act as a 'safeguarding umbrella' and offer policies, procedures and training to professionals and volunteers. This is to make sure everyone knows what to do if they are worried about a child or young person.

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