There are so many choices when it comes to child care. Our pages will help you know the questions to ask, where to look and what to expect.
Here are some guidelines about what childcare is available and where you can look for it.
Get some pointers about how to ensure you get good quality, reliable care for your children that you… Read more
Childminders are self-employed so there is no set national rate they have to charge.
Usually a childminder will provide a contract for you to sign to pay them for an agreed number of hours. … Read more
There are many kinds of child care available. Which would best suit your family?
There are three different types of Nursery and they provide care for children aged up to 5yrs. Some… Read more
Trusting child carers with your child may be an issue for some parents especially if you have never used childcare before.
For parents of communities where this is not the normal practice, it can… Read more
It is likely that when you start work you will need some form of childcare. What type will depends on the age and the needs of your children. Whether or not you are comfortable with… Read more
It hardly feels like you've become a parent, and now you have to go off to work! But it's not all bad news. If you decide that a child minder is the right carer… Read more
It’s always a good idea to visit several childcare providers before making a decision about who will be providing care for your child and equally important to prepare some questions for your visit.
Some… Read more
Your local Family Information Service (FIS) is the best place to find out about registered childcare in your area.
There is a FIS in each local authority area and they are responsible for providing… Read more