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 extended childcare entitlement and tax free childcare

Please download the latest information about the extended childcare entitlement for three and four years olds and tax free childcare

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 Family Finance factsheet 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