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Early years and childcare

In this section you will find 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

To find childcare near you, search our family information service.

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

Childcare providers

If you are a childminder or childcare provider, or interested in becoming one, there is more information about the support we can offer in our childcare business and support section.

If you're a parent or carer, you can use our family information service.


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