Childcare and childcare funding

How to find childcare in Brighton & Hove and find out what childcare funding you can get.

Finding childcare

You can use our online Family Service Directory  to search for all local Ofsted registered childcare. You can also view our factsheets about childcare and funding.

We have an At Home Childcare Service for parents looking for registered childcare in their own home.

You can also search for other home based childcare options.

Extra help with finding childcare 

If you finding it difficult to find childcare, complete our online form to ask for information about our childcare brokerage service.

Childcare funding 

You can enter your circumstances on the government's Childcare Choices website to find out what funding you could get. It will also link you to pages where you can apply for funding. 

Free childcare for 2 year olds 

Some 2 year olds can get to up to 570 hours of free childcare, spread across the year.

Find out more about free childcare

15 and 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds 

All 3 and 4 year olds can get up to 570 hours of free early learning. These hours are spread across the year and begin from the term after their third birthday. 

Find more information about:

Tax free childcare

You can set up an online childcare account where the government tops up any money you put in to help with the costs of childcare.

Find more information about Tax-Free Childcare

Additional funding for children with SEND 

Funding is available for childcare providers to support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in their setting.

Find out how early years and childcare providers can get funding to support children with SEND.

How to get in touch 

To ask for information from the Family Hub

Our telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm. 

Complete our online form if you're concerned that a child is at risk of harm.