Choosing the right nursery or school for your child is daunting for most parents; the following sites cover a range of issues and offer professional and up-to-date advice which will support you through this process.

Latest article: Helping your child settle into nursery  written by Elizabeth Debenham founder of Childcare Directory.

Pre-School Directory

This site will help you locate a preschool, day nursery, pre school nurseries or early learning facility morning, noon and night.

Childcare Directory

This site is a great resource for all parents wanting to find information on every aspect of childcare with many useful links.

National Day Nursery Association

Nurseries are a great childcare choice for your family, and can offer you flexibility and high-quality care.

There are likely to be a number of nurseries in your local area, and it is important that you find the one that is right for both your child and you. Children's nurseries come in all shapes and sizes, and many now offer a range of flexible care patterns including, part-time, morning and afternoon sessions.

National Portage

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families.

Family Information Direct.gov

Find your local Sure Start Children's Centre and get access to a range of support and advice for you and your child from 0-5 years old.

Getting help with pre-school costs

All three and four year olds in England are entitled to a free early learning place. If you are a working parent, lone parent or a student you may be entitled to extra help with the costs of early learning and childcare.

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