There's lots of options available when choosing childcare:

  • childminders
  • day nurseries
  • nursery schools
  • pre-schools and playgroups
  • before and after school or 'out of school' care
  • nannies and au pairs
  • babysitting

Access further information about childcare options and search for local childcare providers (YorOK).

Free or reduced cost childcare

You may be eligible for free childcare for your two year old, depending on your circumstances.

Application forms are available:

See further advice on reducing your childcare bill and free nursery places for two, three and four year olds (YorOK).

Childcare for disabled children

All childcare should welcome and include disabled children, however some childcare settings provide specialist services for them.

Access further information about childcare choices for children with SEN and disabilities (YorOK).

Children's centres

Children's centres are places where parents, carers or families with children under 5 years old can go and use play facilities, join in groups and receive support.

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