Things to consider before you choose suitable childcare
A combination of childcare services may suit you best. Factors you should consider include:
When choosing childcare you need to decide what works best for you and your child. You can search the Family Service Directory to see a list of childcare providers.
The table below lists the various childcare options for children between the ages of 0-16.
Complaining about a childcare provider
If you have a complaint about a childcare provider:
- Discuss your concerns with them directly.
- If the issue cannot be resolved make a formal complaint in writing.
Contact Ofsted, if your complaint is not resolved -
have the details of the complaint, who you spoke to, relevant dates and any actions taken by the provider.
Contact the Child Protection team if you think a child is at risk of harm from a childcare provider.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.