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Your Borough Of Poole

Information for Childcare Providers

We provide information for existing, and potential, childcare providers.

You can access the latest job opportunities through Childcare Jobs Dorset. You can also find out about any requirements from Ofsted.

The Childcare Team have a number of e-learning courses available to early years providers. Email childcare@poole.gov.uk for more information.

There is important information about 3 and 4 year old, and 2 year old, funding for childcare providers

You can also find out about childcare training, setting up a childcare business or becoming a childminder.

Read the latest Childcare News e-Bulletins:

Early Years SEND Support

Settings with concerns on how well they can meet the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including admission arrangements, are encouraged to contact the Early Years Resource Co-ordinator in the Early Learning and Inclusion Team (ELIT) on 01202 261955 for further advice and guidance. In Poole Early Learning and Team (ELIT) offers term time advice and guidance to all settings for children with SEN/D. 

Where children are being supported with involvement of outside professionals, application for additional advice and guidance should be made to the Local Authority where the child is resident. Read the guide about how Childcare Providers can access the advice and guidance available.

Contact us


01202 261999

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18001 01202 261999

Children, Young People & Learning 
Dolphin Centre
BH15 1SA