The term childcare covers a number of different types of provision, but one thing they should all have in common is that they are good for children and good for families. High quality childcare and early education give children a head start in primary school. Research shows that it improves their educational, emotional and social development.
Your decision to use childcare might be driven by a need to work or undertake training. Or you could be looking for somewhere for your child to socialise with other children and get ready for school.
Entrusting the care of your child to someone else is a big decision, and it can be stressful, but whatever your needs there will be a childcare option that is right for you. Our aim at FYi is to help you find it by giving you all you need to make an informed choice.
We host a database of childcare providers, including childminders, nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs and holiday play schemes in the local area. This information is sent to it by Ofsted and updated regularly to ensure that it is accurate and up to date. We also provide a brokerage service for parents who are finding it difficult to find childcare that meets their needs.
This page explains some of the most important things you need to know, and you are welcomed to contact us for more information.