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Childcare and nurseries

Information about our Early Years services.

Apply for Local Support Payments

Apply online for Local Support Payments.

Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education Service - ages 0 to 5

Access information in this directory and read about all the resources available to you.

Free early education for 2 year olds

Find out if you are entitled to free early education for your 2 year old child.

Information on childcare

Some children are eligible to free early education. Find out what the criteria is and how to apply.

Help with childcare costs

Information about financial support available to help pay for childcare.

Key terms for Local Offer

A glossary of key terms used within adult services relating to Local Offer.

Nursery places

To help you understand how full-time nursery places might be allocated, we have provided some answers to common questions.

Parental support

Useful links providing information and guidance for bringing up children.

Pre-school early education

Information about how to apply for your child's free place and when your child will be eligible for their free place.

Search for childcare

Find details of childminders in your local area with these links.

Support groups for families

Parenting can be challenging at times, but the Family Information Service has listings of organisations that can provide help.

Childcare careers and courses

Information if you are Interested in working with children and are not sure where to start.

Becoming a childcare provider

Information on how to become an Ofsted registered childminder or nanny. Find out about the next home based childcare sessions.

Grandparents as childminders

Support for parents choosing grandparents as caregivers.