Choosing childcare

If you are looking for childcare, you can search our online directory for details of all Ofsted registered childcare in Brighton & Hove.

If you need extra help to find childcare, or you can’t find what you are looking for contact us and let us know what help you need and what requirements you have and we will get back to you within 7 days. If your request is urgent, you can call us on 01273 293545.


Details of all Brighton & Hove City Council nurseries.

Free childcare for two year olds

Some two year olds are now entitled to free childcare sessions. Find out more and apply online.

Free early learning for three and four year olds

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week of free early learning during term time only, or 570 hours spread across the full year. Our factsheet (PDF 200KB) tells you everything you need to know.

Latest news about 30 Hours Free Childcare 

You can download our factsheet or visit for more information about 30 Hours Free Childcare for working parents of three and four year olds.

Tax free childcare

This new scheme for working parents is launching in Spring 2017. You can find more information in our factsheet or visit where you can also register online for the latest updates.

At Home Childcare Service

The At Home Childcare Service, provides Ofsted registered childcarers who work in the family home. If you are a parent looking for childcare, you can find out more here

Help with childcare costs

Our childcare funding page tells you about the help you can get towards the costs of childcare and also contains lots of other information about the financial help that’s available for families