Early Years

Welcome to Croner-i Early Years

Croner i Early Years is your go-to resource for keeping up to date and compliant with all the latest changes, developments and requirements in the early years sector. From safeguarding to inspections, the GDPR to infection control, we have it all covered. Find a library of model policies, template forms, Q&As, features and in-depth content to help make your job easier. You will also receive a weekly eAlert informing you of all the latest updates and changes, and access to a helpline run by experts if you need further advice.

To learn more or book a demo, you can speak to one of our experts: 0330 031 0796

Early Years Management Toolkit

Model Policies

A complete library of template model polices covering all areas of running a provision, which you can download and adapt for your provision.


Template forms covering everything from the GDPR, safeguarding children, parental consent and staff appraisals, to medication administration and risk assessments, to save you compiling them from scratch.


Frequently asked questions by those running a provision and answers from an expert.

Early Years Topics in Focus

Welfare of Children

Keep on top of subjects including safeguarding, SEN, nutrition and behaviour management.

Administration, GDPR and Data Protection

Find information on complying with the GDPR and data protection, record keeping and promoting the provision.


Find information on how to ensure you are prepared for inspection and how to handle complaints from parents.

Learning and Development

Includes the seven areas of learning, observation and transition.

Introduction to Early Years

Includes Childcare Act 2006, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), funding and planning.

Safeguarding Children

Find out what policies, procedures and training you should have in place to ensure that staff can spot potential signs of abuse and take appropriate action. You can also find resources, such as template policies, forms and staff handouts.

Running your Provision


Covers everything you need to know about managing staff, including absence, discipline and grievance, discrimination and equality, and maternity and family rights.


Includes accounting and budgets, and tax and VAT.

Health and Safety

Includes accident reporting, first aid, fire risk assessment, COSHH, manual handling, occupational, asbestos, food safety, electrical safety, PPE, training, temporary workers, visitors, health and safety management systems.

Training and Improvement

Includes induction, appraisal, qualifications and supervision.

Working with Parents

Includes information on admissions, complaints, parental responsibility and key persons.

Buildings Maintenance

Includes tendering contracts, cleaning, disabled access and facilities and security.

Planning and Organisation

Includes auditing your provision, budgeting and financial planning, business plans for early years and funding for early years provisions.

Tools, Documents and Legislation


Model documents for you to use.

Legislation Tracker

Find government consultations, forthcoming legislation and recent legislation in force that applies to the early years sector and managing staff.

Key Rates and Data

Statistics, payment rates, allowances, benefits, award rates and penalties.