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Important information for parents during COVID-19 lockdown

Parents please read !!

For autumn 2020 childcare settings should be operating as normal in most cases. For advice and guidance related to Covid19 please see:

Early years and childcare for 0-4 years

This section of our Local Offer provides information about looking for childcare and early years support. 

How can I find childcare in Staffordshire?

Our family information services directory provides a whole range of childcare that is Ofsted registered or approved.

Simply input the postcode or area you live into the 'location' box at the top of the page.

You can select the type of childcare you are looking for by selecting one of the boxes below. For further information, please see the advice pages below. 

Please note: Childcare providers are responsible for updating their own information.

Choosing and Looking for Childcare - what you should consider

Our choosing childcare workbook aims to support you in choosing the right provision for your child. 

It covers:

  • The role of the council in relation to childcare.

  • Extra support and funding available to the childcare setting my child will attend.

  • A workbook which includes things you may find helpful to share with settings.

  • Looking for childcare and your considerations

  • Further information and contacts.

Can you tell me more about funded early education and childcare?

Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support wit your childcare costs. Find out more information on funded places and help with childcare costs including Tax Free Childcare.

What activities and family support is available at our local children's centre?

Families with children in Staffordshire aged 0-5 years can access a wide range of great activities and family support at a local centre. More information can be found here.

Will my child have any progress checks?

What extra support is available to early year settings?

Our early years forums monitor that the right services are involved to support pre-school children.

My child has been assessed as needing a specialist setting, what is available?

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