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COVID19 service update
Parents, carers and childcare providers should read the latest guidance from the Government on the Gov.uk – 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@example.com 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||Type of care|
|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||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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01472 326292 option 1.
Families First Information Service
Telephone: 01472 326292 (option 1)
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm except bank holidays