Childcare providers


Setting up a childcare business

How to register as a childcare provider such as a day nursery, preschool playgroup, after school club, holiday scheme or childminder.

Childcare sufficiency

Supply and demand of childcare places across different areas of Trafford.


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Becoming an early education provider

If you are a childcare provider and want to offer funded early education places to 2, 3 and 4 year old children, find out how to join the scheme.

How the early education scheme works

Find out how funded early education places are administered and paid for, access the provider hub, early years pupil premium.

Early years and childcare training courses

Details of training courses for early years and childcare practitioners and how to join the membership scheme.

Early years and childcare qualification funding

Grant funding available towards the cost of early years and childcare qualifications.

Early Years SEND Grants

Apply for grants to support children with special educational needs and disabilities.