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:

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.

DCYP's poster explaining around the 30 hours free childcare overseas and within the UK.