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Types of childcare

There are a lot of different childcare arrangements on offer which you can mix and match to suit your daily schedule, working hours, study or training.


Registered childcare

The following services must be registered with Ofsted if they look after children up to the age of eight for more than 2 hours a day for pay or reward.



Day Nurseries

Nursery Schools

Pre-Schools or Playgroups


Out of School Care

Holiday Playschemes



Non-registered childcare

The following do not have to register but they may choose to go on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register. 


Home Based Childcare

Nannies and Babysitters