Lancashire County Council – Free Early Education for 2 year olds
Could your 2 year old be eligible for free childcare? Complete Lancashire County Council’s easy online checker to find out

Burnleywood SureStart
Help for local families with children aged 0-5 providing information, advice and services. Help with returning to work, finding childcare, family support, family health, and much more!

Family Information Service – Lancashire

Contact for impartial advice and guidance on a full range of childcare services, resources and issues.

  • Phone: 0300 123 6712
    Phone lines available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. An answer service is available at all other times.
  • Email:

Help Paying for Childcare, Tax Credits, 30 Hours & Tax Free Childcare
Help paying for childcare, including information on tax credits, childcare vouchers, help while you study and free entitlement. You can also apply for 30 hours free entitlement and tax free childcare through this site.

Little Acorns Community Nursery, Burnley
Little Acorns Community Nursery is situated within The Chai Centre in the Stoneyholme area of Burnley offering full day care from 7.30am-6pm for babies to children of school age.  Term time free childcare is available for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year old children, sessions are 8.45-11.45am or 1-4pm. The Chai Centre also houses a children’s centre offering parenting groups, playgroups, pregnancy advice and maternity care.  There is also a cafe offering cheap, nutritious and delicious food giving families a lovely place to go and relax over lunch.

Bean Good Cafe, Burnley

The Bean Good Coffee Shop is a café with a social conscience – the home of ‘buy one, give one free’.

If you call in for a coffee or great-tasting meal and make a donation, we’ll give you a token for another one for free. You can then pass this token on to someone who really needs it.

Bean Good Coffee Shop benefits from the support of local businesses that donate ingredients, and is staffed by volunteers.

Bean Good provides a Meals on Wheels service, providing meals on wheels whilst promoting healthy living and reducing social isolation. We also offer a range of buffet options for corporate events.

BBCi Parenting
BBCi Parenting website offers practical solutions to help with the challenges of everyday parenting – great features, expert advice, and tips and support from other mums and dads.

Carers UK
Practical information for carers and those supporting them, including employers.

Childcare link
Visit childcare link for National and local childcare information.

Children’s Links
A national children’s charity committed to improving the quality of children’s, young people’s and families’ life experiences throughout the UK.

Daycare Trust
National childcare charity that promotes high quality affordable childcare for all.