Childcare and Childcare Funding


How to get in touch

You can contact us online, or call 01273 293545 to speak to an adviser.

If you have concerns about a child being at risk of harm, you should call the Front Door For Families on 01273 290400


Finding childcare

You can search for all local Ofsted registered childcare on our online directory

For information on how to find or become an At Home Childcarer, providing emergency, ad-hoc and ongoing childcare from our At Home Childcare Service

If you need extra support to find childcare, contact us.

Childcare Funding

Find out how you can save money on your childcare bills  (PDF 184KB)

You can also look at the different funding options and who is eligible (PDF 186KB)

The Government's Childcare Choices website is easy to use. You can enter your personal circumstances and find out what funding you are entitled to. It will also link you to pages where you can apply for funding.

NEW Tax Free Childcare

Download our Tax Free Childcare factsheet (PDF 275KB) to find out more.

FREE Childcare for Two Year Olds

Some two year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free childcare, spread across the year. Find out more and apply

FREE Early Learning for Three and Four Year Olds

All children receive 570 hours of free early learning, spread across the year, from the term after their third birthday. Find out more with our Free Early Learning factsheet (PDF 219KB)

NEW 30 Hours Free Childcare

Working parents can now get up to 30 hours of free childcare per week, including the 15 hours per week that all three and four year olds are entitled to.

Download our 30 Hours Free Childcare factsheet (PDF 370KB) to find out more.