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Childcare providers


COVID19 service update

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 [email protected] or by calling 01472 326292 option 1.

Types of childcare providers

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.

Provider options

ProviderType of care
ChildminderSomeone 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 nurseryLarge group of children being cared for in a setting filled with learning and play for children aged 0 to 5
Nursery school Based within a school and offers sessions for children aged 3 to 5 years in term time only
Pre-school and playgroupsFor children aged  2 to 5 years offering morning or afternoon sessions during term time only
Out of school clubsChildcare available ‘out of school’ for before school, after school and during the school holidays
Home carersUsually based within the family home and are employed by the parents or carer

Existing childcare providers

The Families First Information Service do contact childcare providers twice a year to check if their information is up to date. However if your service changes you must let the team know on [email protected] or by calling 01472 326292 option 1.

Contact details

Families First Information Service

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01472 326292 (option 1)

Childcare Choices

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