Choosing childcare is a big step for you and your child, and we want to make it as easy as possible to find the right childcare provider to suit your needs. Please use the information on these pages to help you make your decision. We recommend that you:

  • visit a range of providers to give you an idea of what is best for your child
  • visit during opening hours to see if the children and child carers are calm, happy and busy
  • don't be afraid to ask questions - do your research and write down what you want to ask before you visit
  • consider taking a friend or relative with you
  • if your child has additional needs consider what support is required and check the childcare for SEND section
  • ask for a trial session before you sign a contract