Where can I find out about childcare provision where I live?

You can access the Family Information Service for your area via your local council. They will be able to tell about childcare services available in your area (e.g. childminders, nanny share schemes, nurseries, playgroups, play schemes, etc.).

You can search via your local authority or you can conduct a search for childcare and family services in your area by entering your postcode into the Childcare Finder tool hosted by the Family and Childcare Trust, who will be able to give you the help you need..

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