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Welcome to the Provider Portal

To use this site it is recommended you use one of the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10 or Higher
  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

If you have tried to log on and require a password reset or account unlock, please e-mail

From here you will be able to:

  • Undertake eligibility checks for two year old early education places.
  • Check the progress with two year old eligibility checks that you have undertaken.
  • Complete your headcount form for 2, 3 and 4 year old free education places.
  • Complete Better Start Assessments.
  • Submit amendments to your organisation's details, using Self Update.

If you need assistance, please feel free to download our user guidance that explains how to use the 2YO and Headcount services by clicking here.

Please take a look at the FAQs for providers, to support you with the delivery of the funded childcare places

If you require any further support please see the contact us page.

By using this Provider Portal you are agreeing to provide accurate information. Any personal information you give to us will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Council will only use your information for the purpose of your query for Two Year Old Funding and the Headcount. Bolton Council is required to report any cases of fraud or suspected fraud to other Government Departments. By using this portal you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions found at the bottom of this page.

Please note: Most two year old early education / childcare checks go through a national database from the Department of Work and Pensions. For more information about the privacy of the information you are submitting, please consult our Privacy Notice.

To help keep your information secure, the Provider Portal will log you out after 20 minutes if there hasn’t been any activity in your account.