From September 2013, around 130,000 two year-olds became eligible for 570 hours per year of funded early education.
As of September 2014, the number of two year-olds who meet the criteria of eligiblity for early education funding will significantly increase as a result of a change to the qualifying criteria.
Registered providers that follow the early years foundation stage (EYFS) are able to deliver funded places to eligible two year-olds. This includes schools and childminders. Childminders must be Ofsted registered but there is no national requirement for them to be part of a childminding network.
The government?s intention is that these funded places will help to boost the attainment and life chances of some of the most disadvantaged children and support working parents.
The knock-on effect for childcare providers in many situations is that they may well need more childcare space in order to be able to accommodate this increasing market.
This is where Portable Offices can help. From conception to completion Portable Offices can provide a wealth of knowledge that can prove invaluble when a childcare provider is looking for additional space.? We have experience of providing ?turn key? fully functioning nurseries, or incorporating extensions to existing nurseries.? We can ensure that the building we provide fulfils all the requirements of Ofsted, inculding Disability and Discrimination Act, whilst maintaining a professional service.
Any of our nationwide depots can assist in providing childcare accommodation solutions.