Finding suitable childcare for your children can be tricky, but there are lots of ways to help you find different types of childcare in your area. If you are looking to put your child into childcare for the first time or are due to move and need to change childcare setting, we advise that you identify suitable childcare options as soon as possible and establish if there are spaces or whether there is a waiting list. We recommend putting your child’s name down for a place or onto a waiting list as soon as your child is born or as soon as you have had a move confirmed.
If you are moving be sure to give your current nursery/childcare setting plenty of notice that you are leaving so that you do not incur any additional costs. If you claim the government funded free hours for 3-4 year olds you will also have to change the details of the setting that you are claiming from.
Find out more about childcare for Service children.