North East Lincolnshire Council

Childcare

Parents, carers and childcare providers should read the latest guidance from the Government on the coronavirus.

We recommend you follow our Families First Facebook page to be kept up to date with childcare providers who are still able to offer their services. For any questions you can contact the Families First Information Service on Facebook, fis@nelincs.gov.uk or by calling 01472 326292 option 1.

There are a lot of difference childcare options and choosing the right child care provider for your child can be quite confusing. Childcare and early education is brilliant for children but it also gives parents/carers to flexibility to work or study.

Childminder

Someone who is self-employed and is based within their own home. They care for small groups of children and are inspected by Ofsted the same as any other childcare provider

Day nursery

Large group of children being cared for in a setting filled with learning and play for children aged 0 to 5

Nursery school and classes

Based within a school and offers sessions for children aged 3 to 5 years in term time only

Pre-school and playgroups

For children aged  2 to 5 years offering morning or afternoon sessions during term time only

Out of school clubs

Childcare available ‘out of school’ for before school, after school and during the school holidays

Home carers

Usually based within the family home and are employed by the parents or carer

 

Childcare sufficiency

The council must make sure there is enough local childcare available to parents and carers who work or study. It must help and support the development of local childcare to make it flexible and suitable to the needs of the community. The childcare sufficiency assessment also highlights childcare needs for certain groups of people such as:

  • low-income families
  • black and minority ethnic families
  • gypsy, roma and traveller communities
  • families with disabled children or disabled parents
  • families living in rural or inaccessible areas
  • armed forces families

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Contact details

Families First Information Service, Civic Offices, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN

Email: fis@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 326292 (option 1)

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm, and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm except bank holidays