Pre-schools generally offer part time childcare for children from 2 to 5 years of age, where young children under statutory school age have the opportunity to learn through play. Pre-schools may also be called playgroups, nurseries or kindergartens.
Ofsted inspect all registered childcare providers in accordance with the Early Years Register or the Childcare Register - find out more about what to expect from your childcare provider here.
You will also want to visit different providers in your area to find one that you and your child are happy with. In addition to making families aware of the money available to help pay for childcare, FiND also provides advice and guidance on the following:
- choosing a pre-school playgroup
- settling your child into a childcare setting
- some do's and don't's when looking for childcare
If you still can't find what you need or you need a little extra support in finding childcare please contact FiND and we'll see if we can help.
Please note that all information in the childcare records are supplied by the providers themselves and are updated on a regular basis.