Choosing the right childcare for your child can make a real difference, whether it’s to support a child’s development, support a parent/carer return to work or training or simply meeting other parents and children.
How do I choose?
As a parent or carer, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is safe and happy in a childcare environment that is fun, educational and nurturing. Before choosing your childcare, you should be aware of the options available and
consider cost, location, reputation and your own circumstances, for example
- Would I prefer childcare close to my home, work or school?
- How will I pick up and drop off my children?
- What hours do I need childcare and are they regular?
Peterborough’s Families Information Service can provide details on a wide range of registered childcare providers to meet all your needs and can offer a brokerage service to assist with your personal circumstances. Registered childcare includes childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools (or playgroups), and childcare options for school-aged children either side of the school day and during school
Contact the Families Information Service by:
Freephone: 0800 29 89 121*
*0800 number may not be free from a mobile.
Telephone: (01733) 864446
Or search for childcare yourself on their website:
Entitlement to childcare for 3 and 4 year olds
All three and four year old children can get 15 hours per week of free childcare and early years education for 38 weeks per year. This is a total of 570 hours of free early education each year.
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Entitlement to childcare for 2 year olds:
From September 2014, free childcare and early education for 2-year-olds will be changing in England. In Peterborough.