A creche provides occasional care for children under eight years of age. They are not legally required to register with Ofsted but can choose to go on the Ofsted voluntary childcare register.
Some creches are in permanent premises such as sports facilities or shopping centres and may only be available to parents that are using the facility. The length of time children can spend in the creche will be restricted, and may be limited to two hours per day.
Other creches run on a temporary basis and are set up to care for children while their parents are involved in time limited activities such as a conference or exhibition.
How can I apply for a place?
You will need to apply directly to the creche to see if they have a suitable vacancy for your child.
You can search for creches in your area in our Childcare Finder.