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Finding Childcare in your area

Until recently there was a single government website where you could look up the childcare opportunities in your local area.   This still exists in Scotland but not for England.  We list all the English contacts and also the single one for Scotland - Wales to be added soon

So Fair Play for Children has created this webpage so you can look up which authority covers your area and then find the web link to take you to the pages you need.

Or  FIND YOUR FAMILY INFORMATION SERVICE 

click on the logo       [leaves this site]

If you are not sure which Council, use the Post Code Search  

Find Your Local Social/Children's Services Council    This is a DirectGov Postcode Finder.   In England, this may show 2 Councils for your area - use the County Council

Now find the local authority for your area and click on the childcare link.  Click here for Scotland

England

 
 
 

Barking and Dagenham  

http://www.lbbd.gov.uk/ChildrenAndYoungPeople/ChildChoices/Pages/Typesofchildcare.aspx

Barnet London Borough  

http://www.barnet.gov.uk/index/community-living/childcare

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough

http://www.barnsley.gov.uk/school-holidays-childcare-and-play-schemes

Bath and North East Somerset

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/communityandliving/childcare/Pages/default.aspx

Bexley London Borough

http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4123

Birmingham City Council

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/cs/Satellite/fischildcare?packedargs=website%3D4&rendermode=live

Blackburn with Darwen Borough

http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.18200

Blackpool Borough Council

http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Services/A-F/ChoosingChildcare/

Bolton Metropolitan Borough

http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/Pages/Childcare.aspx

Borough of Poole

http://www.boroughofpoole.com/health-and-social-care/childrens-social-care/

Bournemouth Borough Council

http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/ChildrenEducation/InformationforParentsCarers/EarlyYears/ChoosingChildcare/TypesofChildcare.aspx

Brent London Borough Council

http://www.brent.gov.uk/cfd.nsf/CFIS/LBB-46

Brighton & Hove City Council

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1106621

Bristol City Council

http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/early-education-and-childcare

Bromley London Borough Council

http://www.bromley.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/78/childcare

Buckinghamshire County Council

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/sites/bcc/early_years/parents.page

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4086

Calderdale Metropolitan

http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/education/childcare/providers/index.jsp

Cambridgeshire County Council

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/education/parents/childcare/FindingChildcare.htm

Camden London Borough Council

http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/education/childcare/

Cheshire East Council

http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/education_and_learning/family_information_service.aspx

Cheshire West and Chester Council

http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/education_and_learning/early_years_and_childcare.aspx

City of Bradford Metropolitan

http://www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/education_and_skills/childcare_early_education

City of London

http://www.tinyurl.com/CityLondon

City of Wakefield Metropolitan District

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/Education/EarlyYears/default.htm

Cornwall Council

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=4059

Coventry City Council

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/200016/childcare

Croydon London Borough Council

http://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/childcare/

Cumbria County Council

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/childrenandfamilies/familysupport/cfis/childcare.asp

Darlington Borough Council

http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Children/EarlyYearsChildCarePreschool/Kids+and+Co.htm

Derby City Council

http://www.derby.gov.uk/ChilldrenSchoolsFamilies/Services/Childcare/?qsNavSettings=max

Derbyshire County Council

http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/families_information_service/default.asp

Devon County Council

http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/childrenfamilies/eycs.htm

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/Services/Childcare.asp

Dorset County Council

http://www.dorsetforyou.com/385030

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/education-and-learning/early-years/for-providers/childcare-services/?locale=en

Durham County Council

http://www.durham.gov.uk/Pages/Service.aspx?ServiceId=47

Ealing London Borough Council

http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200390/childcare_and_early_years

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Childcare/index.htm?cids=Google_PPC&cre=Parents

East Sussex County Council

http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/atoz/heading692.aspx?forms=&acc=1&ae=1&ah=1&al=1&ar=1&aw=1

Enfield London Borough Council

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/867/council-consultation-service_delivery/1541/childcare_in_enfield

Essex County Council

http://www.essex.gov.uk/education-schools/Early-Years-Childcare/Pages/Early-years-and-childcare.aspx

Gateshead Metropolitan Borough

http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Education%20and%20Learning/Preschool/Home.aspx

Gloucestershire County Council

http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=159

Greenwich London Borough Council

http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/HealthSocialCare/Teenagers/SexRelationships/TeenagePregnancy/SupportForYoungMothers/Childcare.htm

Hackney London Borough Council

http://www.hackney.gov.uk/childcare.htm

Halton Borough Council

http://www3.halton.gov.uk/educationandlearning/childcare/

Hammersmith and Fulham

http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/Community_and_Living/Childcare/homepage.asp#0

Hampshire County Council

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childcare

Haringey London Borough Council

http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/children_and_families/eyc.htm

Harrow London Borough Council

http://www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200016/childcare

Hartlepool Borough Council

http://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/1273/families_information_service_hartlepool_fish

Havering London Borough Council

http://www.havering.gov.uk/pages/childcare.aspx?pid=137

Herefordshire County Council

http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/education/34072.asp

Hertfordshire County Council

http://childcaredirectory.hertsdirect.org/kb5/hertfordshire/fsd/home.page

Hillingdon London Borough Council

http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/index.jsp?articleid=7391&backid=9960

Hounslow London Borough Council

http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/childcare

Isle of Wight Council

http://www.iwight.com/council/publicServices/serviceDetail.aspx?servID=1694

Islington London Borough Council

http://www.islington.gov.uk/Education/under-5s/childcare_islington/nurseries_playgroups.asp

Kensington and Chelsea Royal

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/familyinformationservice/childcare.aspx

Kent County Council

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_learning/childcare_and_early_education.aspx

Kingston upon Hull City Council

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,608943&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Kirklees Council

https://earlyyears.kirklees.gov.uk/PublicEnquiry/

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough

http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/families/caring-for-children/childcare-information.aspx

Lambeth London Borough Council

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/EducationLearning/UnderFives/Childcare/ChoosingChildcare.htm

Lancashire County Council

http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/atoz/toptasks/index.asp?catID=13101

Leeds City Council

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Page.aspx?pageIdentifier=E446C7E545B960BE80256E0000446212

Leicester City Council

http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/education-lifelong-learning/childcare/

Leicestershire County Council

http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/children_families/family/fis_childcare.htm

Lewisham London Borough Council

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/socialcare/children/childcare/Pages/default.aspx

Lincolnshire County Council

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/caring-for-children/family-information-service/quality-childcare/

Liverpool City Council

http://liverpool.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/early-years-and-childcare/nurseries-and-childcare-providers/

Luton Borough Council

http://www.luton.gov.uk/childcare

Manchester City Council

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/54/childcare

Medway Council

http://www.medway.gov.uk/educationandlearning/earlyyearsandchildcare/childcare.aspx

Merton London Borough Council

http://www.merton.gov.uk/childcare

Middlesbrough Council

http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/children-and-family-care/sure-start-early-years-and-parenting/

Milton Keynes Council

http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/childcare/

Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/education-and-learning/childcare/finding-and-choosing-childcare

Newham London Borough Council

http://www.newham.gov.uk/EducationAndLearning/FamilyServices/HelpWithFindingChildcare/ChoosingChildcare.htm

Norfolk County Council

http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Childrens_services/Childcare/index.htm

North East Lincolnshire Council

http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/children-and-families/early-years-and-child-care/flexible-free-entitlement/

North Lincolnshire Council

http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/NorthLincs/ChildrenAndYoungPeople/childcare/

North Somerset District Council

http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/Education/Childcare+learning+and+play/Childcare/

North Tyneside Metropolitan

http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/browse.shtml?p_subjectCategory=491

North Yorkshire County Council

http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2953

Northamptonshire County Council

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/cyp/early/Pages/default.aspx

Northumberland County Council

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=403

Nottingham City Council

http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4441

Nottinghamshire County Council

http://www3.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/atoz/c/childcare/

Oldham Metropolitan Borough

http://www.oldham.gov.uk/learning/childcare/childcare-options.htm

Oxfordshire County Council

http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/information-parents

Peterborough City Council

http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/children_and_families/childcare.aspx

Plymouth City Council

http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/communityandliving/birthandchildcare/afterthebirth/childcare.htm

Portsmouth City Council

http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/directory/early-learning-and-childcare.html

Reading Borough Council

http://www.reading.gov.uk/educationandlearning/childcare/

Redbridge London Borough Council

http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/benefits_care_and_health/children_and_families/childcare_options.aspx

Redcar and Cleveland Borough

http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/main.nsf/web+full+list/99c14ec5bd9a1bbd80256dd60051f8a3?opendocument

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=152

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough

http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/info/200016/childcare

Rutland County Council

http://www.rutland.gov.uk/education_and_learning/family_information_service.aspx

Salford City Council

http://www.salford.gov.uk/childcare.htm

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough

http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200016/childcare

Sefton Council

http://www.sefton.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=3713

Sheffield City Council

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/information-for-parentscarers/care-support/earlyyearsandchildcare

Shropshire Council

http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/childcare.nsf

Slough Borough Council

http://www.slough.gov.uk/services/3891.aspx

Solihull Metropolitan Borough

http://www.solihull.gov.uk/community/childcare.htm

Somerset County Council

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/irj/public/services/directory/service?rid=/wpccontent/Sites/SCC/Web%20Pages/Services/Services/CYP/Find%20local%20childcare

South Gloucestershire Council

http://www.southglos.gov.uk/ChildrenYoungPeopleFamilies/Childcare/

South Tyneside Metropolitan

http://www.southtyneside.info/article/8029/Childcare

Southampton City Council

http://www.youngsouthampton.org/earlyyears/publicenquiry/

Southend on Sea Borough Council

http://www.southend.gov.uk/info/200016/childcare

Southwark London Borough

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200016/childcare/705/choosing_childcare

St Helens Metropolitan Borough

http://www.sthelens.gov.uk/lgnl.htm?id=50

Staffordshire County Council

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/childcare/families/home.aspx

Stockport Metropolitan Borough

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/cypd/earlyyearsandchildcare1/childcare#contacts

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

http://www.stockton.gov.uk/citizenservices/learning/fis/

Stoke on Trent City Council

http://www.safeguardingchildren.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/content/edu/childrens-safeguarding-board/parents-and-carers/childcare-and-early-years.en

Suffolk County Council

http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/CareAndHealth/ChildrenAndFamilies/Childcare

Sunderland City Council

http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=445

Surrey County Council

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF/How+to+find+details+of+childcare+in+your+area?opendocument

Sutton London Borough Council

http://www.sutton.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4060

Swindon Borough Council

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/el/el-earlyyears/Pages/el-earlyyears.aspx

Tameside Metropolitan Borough

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/surestart/index.html

Telford and Wrekin Borough Council

http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/200016/childcare

Thurrock Council

http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/education/earlyyears/cis/

Torbay Council

http://www.torbay.gov.uk/index/yourservices/fis/families/childcare

Tower Hamlets London Borough

http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgsl/851-900/888_early_years_and_childcare.aspx

Trafford Metropolitan Borough

http://www.trafford.gov.uk/educationandlearning/familiesinformationservice/

Walsall Metropolitan Borough

http://cms.walsall.gov.uk/index/children_and_young_people/childcare.htm

Waltham Forest London Borough

http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/index/education/fis/childcare.htm

Wandsworth Borough Council

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/537/childcare

Warrington Borough Council

http://www.warrington.gov.uk/home/children_and_young_people/childcare/

Warwickshire County Council

http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/childcare

West Berkshire Council

http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=19846

West Sussex County Council

http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/living/children_and_families/childcare.aspx

Westminster City Council

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/youngpeople/familyinformationservice/child-care/

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

http://www.wigan.gov.uk/Services/EducationLearning/EarlyYears/Childcare/ProviderInfoandSupport.htm

Wiltshire Council

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schoolseducationandlearning/earlyyearsandchildcare.htm

Windsor and Maidenhead

http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/cis_childcare.htm

Wirral Metropolitan Borough

http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/childrens-services/family-information-service/find-childcare

Wokingham Borough Council

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/a-z/?entryid16=25447&char=C

Wolverhampton City Council

http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/education_learning/early/childcare/

Worcestershire County Council

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/education-and-learning/enjoy-and-achieve/early-years-and-childcare.aspx

York City Council

http://www.york.gov.uk/community/Childcare/

 

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