Choosing and arranging childcare

Information and services

Help and advice on choosing childcare

    What to consider when choosing childcare and checks to make before your first visit


    Childcare contracts and interviewing

      What you should include in your childcare contract


      Childcare retainer fees and deposits

        Find out about childcare retainer fees (or deposits) which you may have to pay to reserve your childcare place


        Parents' questions for childminders

          About the childminder, registration and paperwork, paying the fees, caring for your child and more


          Childcare finder

            Search for local childcare information quickly and easily with our online tool