Services for Young Children

Childcare and early years


Services for Young Children are a team within Hampshire County Council who support parents/carers and childcare/early years providers in Hampshire to deliver high quality early years provision and administer the early years education free funding.

If you are a parent/carer, an early year’s provider or an early year’s professional contact the Services for Young Children team

Concerns and complaints

Concerns or complaints regarding a childcare or early years education service

Making a comment, suggestion or complaint to Services for Young Children.

We are committed to dealing with any concerns fairly, fully and in a timely manner. In return we expect people to be polite and considerate.

Latest News

Reminder for parents claiming 30 hours childcare in the spring term 2024:

All parents who are working, have a 3 or 4 year old and want to claim funded extended early years education hours (30 hours funding), must make sure they have applied to HMRC. This must be done in advance and before 31 December 2023 for funding to start from 1 January 2024.

All parents with a 30 hours funding code need to make sure their details are up to date. They must do this every three months: sign into your childcare account.