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Childcare Guide

As a parent or carer it can be difficult to make an informed choice about childcare. What is childcare? Where do I start looking? How do I know my child will be safe and their needs will be understood and met?

Please click here to find information on the following:

  • Types of childcare
  • Search for childcare providers
  • How to find childcare
  • What to consider when visiting a childcare provider – childcare providers have a duty to consider how best to offer extra support for children with a disability or special educational needs – talk to the provider about any specific requirements your child has
  • Help with childcare costs and funding

If you need any further help, either:

Tel: 023 92841974 or Email:

  • 0-5, 6-16,
  • Early Years, Parents and Carers,
  • Advice and support, Childcare,
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