When it comes to choosing childcare there are lots of options to think about. If you would like to speak to somebody about your options or find out what's available in your area then please contact York Family Information Service on 01904 554444.
You can search for childcare online or get a personalised list from York Family Information Service.
From 1st September 2016, York will be an early implementer for the roll out of the extended entitlement (30 hours). Please click here for further information
There are several ways of reducing the cost of childcare but it can be confusing to know where you stand. We've collected together some of the main ways of reducing your childcare costs and also where you can find more information.
Childminders, nurseries, breakfast clubs... There are lots of different types of childcare to choose from.
York Family Information Service have put together some top tips and things to look out for when you are choosing childcare.
When it comes to childcare for a disabled child, a lot of the considerations are the same as for any other child. However there are a few extra things to think about, such as training or a child's medical needs. This short guide will take you through all of the key things you need to know about arranging childcare for a disabled child.
Information on choosing babysitters.
If you are looking for childcare outside of York then use the Family and Childcare Trust Childcare Finder. This website links together all of the Family Information Services in England to make it quick and easy to find childcare wherever you live.
Some childcare is regulated and inspected by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). This means that Ofsted have checked that a set of standards have been met and that a childcare provider is suitable to look after children. Some childcare is unregistered which means that checking how suitable the care is rests with the parent or carer.
For more information see the Ofsted website.