Are you looking for childcare but not sure where to begin?
Choosing the right childcare for your child can make a real difference, whether it’s due to returning to work, attending training, or simply meeting other parents and children. As a parent or carer, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is safe and happy in a childcare environment that is fun, educational and nurturing. Before choosing your childcare, you should be aware of the options available and consider cost, location, reputation and your own circumstances eg:
- Would I prefer childcare close to my home, work or school
- How will I pick up and drop off my children
- What hours do I need childcare and are they regular
- What is best for my child’s emotional and physical needs, as well as social and educational development
Formal child daycare includes day nurseries, pre-schools/playgroups, childminders, after school clubs, breakfast clubs and holiday clubs. Where childcare providers are registered with Ofsted you will see a link to their Ofsted registration details and any inspection reports.
Please make sure you check all the relevant guidance pages, related downloads and quick links so that you can make the best choices for your child.
Please note that all information in the childcare records are supplied by the providers themselves and updated on a regular basis.