Children and families
The Early Years Service has been renamed Starting Life Well Service. This reflects a shift in focus to support children in the early years to reach their full potential, regardless of their family income or background and that we continue to narrow the inequalities gap across the city and to help improve and enhance the lives and experiences of all children aged from birth to five years, in Salford.
We want all our children and young people to have the best start in life and to be able to lead safe, healthy, fulfilling lives. We want them to make a positive contribution to their communities and to society.
The provision of nursery education and childcare places supports many aspects of family life in Salford. Not only does it enhance children's development and educational achievement, but assists parents' economic needs, by helping them to work or train and develop professionally. Quality childcare provision can also provide opportunities for children's social development, positive play experiences and support for parents with their challenging but satisfying role of bringing up children in today's world.
Advice and guidance for parents looking for childcare in Salford to support their employment and/or training needs.
Two year old check - Early Years Framework
The statutory requirement for a progress check at age two relates to those children who are attending early years settings. If a two year old is not attending an early years setting then the EYFS progress check at two is not applicable to them. There is a useful document for parents to download below.
Free childcare: two year old funding
Up to 15 hours for some two year olds in Salford.
Free childcare: three and four year old funding
Up to 15 hours for all three and four year olds in Salford.
Information, advice, guidance and support for parents and carers.
Services and events on the service and events directory.
Find your family information service (FIS)
If you live outside of the Salford area you can find your local family information service who provide a range of information on all services available to parents, including parents of disabled children.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
Who to contact
- Salford Starting Life Well Service
- Second Floor
Map to this location
- 0161 909 6508
- 0161 778 0509
This page was last updated on 28 November 2013