Early Years and Childcare

Welcome to Sunderland’s Learning Hub for all types of childcare providers.

The aim of this site is to ensure childcare providers operating in Sunderland have access to up to date information and advice to support quality improvement and ensure children in Sunderland continue to have access to high quality childcare provision.

You will be able to access the Continuous Professional Development Programme for Early Childhood and Childcare Services on this site, which will help you to plan your own and /or your staff team’s C.P.D. opportunities over the year.

There have been changes to legislation and documentation in the last year, particularly with regard to safeguarding and child protection. The policies and procedures that all early years and childcare registered providers hold will need to be updated to reflect those changes. Therefore the policies and procedures available on this website are out of date (from November 2016).


The Childcare Team have a range of amended, up to date policies, procedures and new documentation. Copies of our new UPDATED documentation are available by contacting your Childcare Development Officer. However, please note that there may be a charge for this service.


Prices will be discussed upon application.

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