Choosing and arranging childcare

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Help and advice on choosing childcare

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

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    Childcare contracts and interviewing

      What you should include in your childcare contract

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      Childcare retainer fees and deposits

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

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        Parents' questions for childminders

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

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          Childcare finder

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

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