General enquiries and the Early Years and Childcare Family Information Service
Business management consultants
Information, advice and guidance for early years and childcare providers in starting, managing, expanding and sustaining a quality childcare business.
Children's community development leads (CCDLs)
Working in partnership with local stakeholders, agencies, providers and service users to lead on local community capacity building, with an emphasis on activities that meet local identified priorities. Lead on the development of sufficient free early education entitlement places, Childcare and Family Hub services to ensure the council meets its statutory duties.
Mid (Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon) - email: email@example.com
North east (Colchester and Tendring) - email firstname.lastname@example.org
South (Basildon, Brentwood, Castlepoint and Rochford) - email: email@example.com
West (Epping, Harlow and Uttlesford) - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early communication, and talk, listen and cuddle (TLC)
Early years foundation stage advisors
Advice, guidance and support on quality improvement and intervention for the early years foundation stage (EYFS) in schools and early years and childcare settings. Plus advice and guidance on quality and the implementation of the EYFS for childminders and early years providers wishing to start up.
Mid (Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon) - email: EYAdvisers.Mid@essex.gov.uk
North east (Colchester and Tendring) - email: email@example.com
South (Basildon, Brentwood, Castlepoint and Rochford) - email: EYadviser.South@essex.gov.uk
West (Epping, Harlow and Uttlesford) - email: EYFS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded early education entitlement (FEEE)
Early Years Provider Portal including log in and password queries, and changes to provider details - email: email@example.com
FEEE contract enquiries - email: FEEEQueries@essex.gov.uk
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Premium for children claiming FEEE - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Three and four-year-olds general enquiries and headcount submissions - email: email@example.com
Two-year-olds general enquiries and headcount submissions - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New or existing applications - email: email@example.com
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Essex childminders special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) enquiries - email: EYSEND.CMEnquiries@essex.gov.uk.
You can also find information about SEND on our website.
Workforce Development and Performance
Early Years and Childcare Training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) team: WorkforceDevelopment@essex.gov.uk