Our childcare improvement service offers information, advice and guidance to Ofsted-registered childcare settings and our education improvement service (early years) works with all settings that offer free early education to children aged two, three or four.
You'll also find information about how we can support you if you are thinking about setting up a childcare business or becoming a childminder.
This includes looking at whether there's a demand for childcare in a particular area, how to find out about registering with Ofsted, what you might need to consider to make sure that children with additional needs or disabled children can be included.
There's a huge range of training and development opportunities open to anyone who works with children and young people in Derbyshire, many of them free. These can be found in our working with children and young people section.
All early years and childcare providers are able to advertise their service free of charge on the Family Information Directory and also update their details online.