Childcare and activities Nurseries and pre-schoolsFind out information on nurseries and pre-schools. Childminders and nanniesChildminders look after children in their own homes. Find your nearest childminder. Flexible childcareIf you work in the evenings or weekends, we have a list of childminders available for you. Paying for childcareFind out the various options available to help you with your childcare costs. DHP childcare subsidyIf you claim housing benefit and rent, you can apply for help with your childcare costs. Out-of-school and holiday careFind out about breakfast, after-school clubs and playschemes in the school holidays. Activities for childrenFind out what's on in your local children's centre and other activities in the area.