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Early years and childcare

Information about early years, childcare and early help services if you have children aged from birth up to 5 years.

There is a wide range of services across the county including:

  • activities for under 5s and parent support groups in and around children's centres
  • free early years education for 2, 3 or 4 year old children - find out how to get a place
  • different types of childcare that might suit your family - see hints and tips on what to look for and how to make your choice

If you need more help you can email or tel: 01629 535793.

Childcare providers

If you're a childminder or childcare provider, or interested in becoming one, there's more information about the support we can offer.

If you're a parent or carer, you can search for childcare.


Find out about free Bookstart packs.