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Choosing childcare

Get the right childcare for you and your family.

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Free early years education

See if your child is eligible for free pre-school education.

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Childminders look after your child in their own home.

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Nursery schools and classes

Early education for children aged three and four.

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Help with childcare costs

Information on applying for tax credits, childcare vouchers and more. 

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Family service directory

The easy way to find childcare and other organisations that provide support for you and your family.

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Pre-school playgroups

Term-time sessions for 2-5 year olds in the morning and/or afternoon.

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Holiday clubs

For childcare during school holiday periods.

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Private day nursery

Privately run childcare for ages six months to five years old.

Breakfast and after school
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Breakfast and after school clubs

Childcare before and after school.

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Home based childcare

Nannies and Au pairs who provide childcare in your own home.

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Childcare Workforce Training

Training courses for child carers in the borough.

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Careers in childcare

Find out how you can work in childcare.

Choosing childcare and early education
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Choosing childcare and early education checklist

Advice on how to choose the best childcare for your needs.

Childcare Sufficiency
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Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

An assessment of childcare provision in the borough.

Nursery units of independent
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Nursery units of independent schools

Nurseries who feed into the school's reception class.