Early Years and Childcare

This section contains information for early years and childcare providers and associated professionals including key documentation, business and finance support, workforce development and quality assurance tools. Please check back regularly for updates.

If you are thinking of setting up as a childcare provider or are already working in the childcare sector then this section contains some useful information and guidance to help you.  Below is a brief description of the type of information you will find in this section:


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR is the biggest change in data protection laws for 20 years, and came into effect on May 25 2018, it gives individuals control of their personal data. GDPR will replace the UK's Data Protection Act 1998


The following information from the early years professional organisations will support your preparations for the changes brought by GDPR:


For information on training and continuing professional development visit the Council's North Yorkshire Education Services' website.

Related pages

Early Years Key Messages for Providers