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30 hours childcare

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England already are entitled to 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 pw hours free childcare .…

Childcare suitable for pre-school age children

Information and advice about childcare suitable for pre-school aged children If you are looking for childcare for a pre-school aged child apart from care in the family there are childminders, day nurseries, nannies or homechildcarers for 0 - 2 year olds.  Childminders can also care…

Childcare suitable for school aged children

Some school children need safe care before and after school hours and/or during school holidays. Breakfast clubs and after school clubs care for children before or after school. They can be based on school sites, in community centres, church or village halls, nurseries or pre-schools.…

Find childcare and services in other areas

Looking for childcare and other services in areas outside Oxfordshire?  Use the Family & Childcare Trust "Find Your FIS"

Guide to arranging childcare

Simple steps on how to arrange childcare and things to ask before signing a contract. 

How to choose services (including childcare) safely

It is very important that you carefully consider which services you would like to use and which would be suitable for you and your child. Do take some time to find out about them to make sure they are safe to use.  As well as…

Working in childcare

There are a wide range of jobs available in early years, childcare, and playwork where you can make a real difference to children and their future development. You do not necessarily need a qualification to start working with children. If you have the right skills…