How to find out about childcare in your area:
The website www.childcare.co.uk is currently the UK’s largest online childcare platform and has been government endorsed as an easy way to find local childcare.
The Gov.uk website provides information on childcare and outlines how you may be able to get help from the government to pay for childcare like childminders and nurseries. You must use ‘approved childcare’ to qualify for help.
Find an approved childcare provider:
- Ofsted approved childcare providers if you’re in England
- Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) if you’re in Wales
- Scottish Care Inspectorate if you’re in Scotland
- Local early years team register if you’re in Northern Ireland
Approved childcare can also include: