Between 0 to 5 years my child can...

go to a Children's Centre

From birth to 5 years, a Children's Centre is a place where parents, carers or families can attend and use play facilities, join in groups and receive support.
They work in close partnership with other agencies to offer a range of services that reflect the local communities.

start using childcare

Day nurseries and Childminders can care for children from a few months old. Day nurseries will care for a child up to 5 years and childminders usually up to 12 years. Most preschools will take children between the age of 2 to 2½ up to the age for 5.

get free childcare

Free childcare, up to 15 hours per week, is available for some 2-year olds and all 3- and 4-year olds.
An additional 15 hours a week, 30 in total, is available for working families with 3- and 4-year olds.
More information on each eligibility criteria can be found within the links below