Childcare and Education

The Family Information Service provides information, advice and guidance about the full range of childcare options to suit you, your family and your work pattern. It holds a database of registered and non-registered providers, including childminders, nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs and holiday play schemes in the local area. This information is sent to it by Ofsted and updated regularly to ensure that it is accurate and up to date. It also provides a brokerage service for parents who are finding it difficult to find childcare that meets their needs.

Find out about the benefits of childcare

Childcare decisions can seem daunting and expensive. Even if you are not yet ready to leave your child in childcare, it makes sense to start thinking about it now. There are so many different kinds of family, each with different needs and demands on their time and income. Search for the type of childcare that will be most useful for you and your family: