Portsmouth Early Years and Childcare Team

We can be contacted on 023 9284 1974

Or by post at:

Floor 3, Core 6

Portsmouth City Council

Civic Offices

Guildhall Square


Or contact a specific part of the team:


Early Education Funding team

This team deals with all work relating to early education funding, including; the local provider agreement, claims, payments, compliance and outreach support for families.

Contacts to this team should be via eyfunding@portsmouthcc.gov.uk 

Contacts from parents or professionals specifically regarding 2 year funding should be via 2yroldfunding@portsmouthcc.gov.uk


Quality and Sufficiency team and Family Information Service

This team deals with all work relating to childcare quality, sufficiency and sustainability of childcare. This includes business support, safeguarding, leadership and management and the quality of practice. In addition, the team also takes responsibility for the provision of information to families. 

Contacts to this team should be made via eydelivery@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

The Family Information Officer can be contacted via fis@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or by calling 023 9268 8830.


Inclusion Work, Workforce Development and EYFSP Moderation team

This team deals with all work relating to inclusive practice, EYFSP moderation, support for Year R practice and workforce development.

Contacts to this team should be via eyinclusion@portsmouthcc.gov.uk 

Contact about training, workshops and other workforce development matters should be via eyworkforce@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Useful websites 

We provide information, advice, guidance, forms and links to support children in your setting and the quality of your practice.

Useful website links can be found below, and additional documents at the bottom of the page.

Quality of Practice and Provision -  contact 

  • Mark making matters - young children making meaning in all areas of learning and development

Inclusion - contact 

Registered providers of free early education funding can find links below to documentation and guidance about providing free early education and childcare entitlement for two, three and four year-olds:


Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities relates to providing free early education for three and four year-olds, and sufficient childcare for working parents.


Early Education Operational Guidance - this document describes how the statutory guidance (above) should be implemented at local authority and provider level, with examples and scenarios to illustrate specific points.


DfE Frequently Asked Questions - some common queries in relation to the statutory guidance, with further clarification.


Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five.


Disability Access Fund (DAF) - from April 2017, new funding to support children with disabilities or SEN.  The DAF aids access to early years places by, for example, supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings and/or helping with building capacity (be that for the child in question or for the benefit of children as a whole attending the setting).


Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) - if you have disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds at your setting you may be eligible for the early years pupil premium.


For more information or guidance, please email eydelivery@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Welcome to your Early Years & Childcare 2017-2018 Workforce Development Programme.

Portsmouth’s childcare provision continues to rise above the national average with 97% of our childminders and nurseries achieving good or outstanding from Ofsted. Our early year’s children exceed the national average at the end of the foundation stage. This is a fantastic achievement and testimony to your hard work and commitment. This training programme has been devised by the Early Years Team to provide high quality training and continuous professional development for our outstanding workforce.

The Early Years Development Programme 2017-2018 can be found in the documents below. It aims to bring together the training courses and direct support offered by the Early Years and Childcare Team at Portsmouth City Council. For more information contact your linked Quality and Sufficiency Officer or email eyworkforce@portsmouthcc.gov.uk


To purchase your package and book your training and visits from Monday 3rd July 2017, please visit the traded services website: www.servicesnetwork.portsmouth.gov.uk

Please complete

  • Family Service Directory Records
  • Facility details
  • Your details
  • Name of person completing this form

2 year old progress check

2 year old progress check guidance

30 hours childcare - frequently asked questions

30 hours childcare - parents' guide to finding their eligibility code

Be 'SunSmart' in the summer sun!

Children's therapy service - referral pack  

EMA Guidelines

EMA referral form

Early Years Panel description

Early Years Panel Nursery Update request form

Early Years Panel referral form

Early Years Request for Education Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment

EYFS Summative Assessment guidance

EYFS Summative Assessment template

MABS Early Years Request for Support form

Ordinarily Available Provision: Cognition

Ordinarily Available Provision: Communication and Interaction

Ordinarily Available Provision: Sensory and Physical

Ordinarily Available Provision: Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Parental consent to share information form

Play Development Referral Form

Portage only Referral Form 2017

Portage PLUS (ASD) Referral Form 2017

Portsmouth Early Years Strategy 2018-19

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - Letter to Head Teachers September 2017 

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - CPD/training request form

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - CYP support request form

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - operational protocols

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - menu of services

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - service flowchart

Profile of needs for SEND

Provider Action Learning Set Presentation - Summer Term 2017

Provider Briefing - Autumn Term

Solent Pulse - health and wellbeing text message service

Transfer record

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