Choosing the right kind of childcare setting to support your child's learning and development is a big step and it is important to choose the most appropriate childcare for your family.
A number of choices are available, including:
- Private nurseries
- pre-schools and play groups
- maintained settings include nursery, infant and primary schools
- nannies and au pairs
When choosing childcare you need to decide what will work best for you and your child. You can choose to go for one childcare setting or use a combination of different ones.