Useful Links - Childcare Providers

Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) offers a range of information and advice for early years providers on the provision of early education and childcare.

National College for Teaching and Leadership

NCTL is an executive agency of the Department for Education. We improve the quality of the education workforce (teachers) and help schools to help each other improve. NCTL works with schools to develop an education system supported locally by partnerships and led by the best head teachers.

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)

PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years - a standard-setting organisation, promoting best practice and supporting childcare professionals to deliver high standards of care and learning.

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

CLPE is passionate about raising children’s literacy and learning achievement using innovative classroom-based research and development strengthens their support for school or settings.

Centre for Research in Early Childhood

CREC specialises in early childhood research which has relevant and meaningful outcomes for practice and policy. Some of its research is transformed into training and development programmes designed for the specific needs of the early years sector.

Children's Commissioner

Promoting the views and best interests of children and young people in England


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Family and Childcare Trust 

Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision, and working with government, employers and parents to reduce pressures on family life.

Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group campaigns for the abolition of child poverty in the UK and for a better deal for low-income families and children.

Early Education

Early Education promotes the right of all children to education of the highest quality; providing support, advice and information on best practice for everyone concerned with the education and care of young children from birth to eight.

London Early Years Foundation

A childcare charity and social enterprise whose ambition is to build a better future for London’s children, families and local communities through a commitment to excellence in Early Years education, training and research.

Pre School Learning Alliance 

PSLA is a leading early years membership organisation and one of the largest providers of quality childcare in England.

Last update: Wednesday 15th of April 2020 11:19:51 AM