Childcare issues

Which type of childcare?

  • Family and Childcare Trust  Provides a huge range of information and advice about childcare options.
  • National Day Nurseries Association  Provides tips on choosing a day nursery and also information about financial support available.
  • Pacey The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years gives advice on the different types of childcare, and what questions to ask a child-carer.
  • Pre-School Learning Alliance  Advice and support on a variety of childcare topics.

Childcare costs

  • Gov.uk  This section of the government’s website gives information about childcare tax credits, childcare support that your employer might provide, and support while you are studying.
  • Money Advice Service  Lots of advice about the different costs for different types of childcare. Also has a childcare calculator to help you work out your costs.
  • Pre-School Learning Alliance  Clear, easy to follow information about the support you can get for childcare costs.

Finding childcare

  • Emergency Childcare  Stop-gap childcare cover at short notice, for when your regular childcare arrangement breaks down.
  • Family and Childcare Trust   Provides an online search facility to find childcare services in your area.
  • London Early Years Foundation  This chain of London nurseries offers a range of fair fees and funded places.
  • Nannyshare  Puts you in touch with other women in your area who are looking for a nannyshare, or who already have a nanny they want to share with another family.
  • National Day Nurseries Association  Type your postcode in the search box on this page to see a map of local day nurseries which are members of the NDNA.

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