Childcare and early education

Find childcare providers in your area and information about free childcare hours.

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Childcare options

There are different types of childcare available. Find out which one works best for you

Childcare for school-aged childrenĀ 

Childcare options for your school-age child, including holiday childcare and activities

Find local childcare

Find out about local childcare providers, including those with vacancies

Free childcare

Free early education and childcare for two, three and four year olds.

Help paying for childcare

Find out the various options available to help you with your childcare costs.

Opening a new childcare setting

Information and guidance on what to consider before opening a childcare setting