Childcare 0-5 years
Source of local information for childcare 0-5 years
The RAF HIVE is an excellent starting point, situated on each Station, as they can provide details of local educational sites and amenities in a particular area.
Local authorities are responsible for ensuring there is suitable provision of childcare in their area. Most local authorities will have a childcare directory on their council websites which will list all local nurseries, childminders and playgroups.
Local childcare services and directories can be found via the search facility on the GOV.UK site:
- Find nursery school place
- Find registered childminder
- Find free early education (check your entitlements and within the timings required)
- Find Sure Start Children’s Centre
See also Childcare Vouchers
Other childcare directories may be available either locally or nationally. Some of these will allow you to search and contact childcare providers for free whilst others may have some charges.
- Professional Association for Childcare and Early years (PACEY) – formally the National Childminding Association.
- Find local childcare – childcare.co.uk