Children and families

Childcare in York

The Family Information Service supports all families with their childcare needs including providing up to date information of availability of Ofsted Registered childcare. A childcare brokerage service is offered to anyone who is struggling to find childcare to meet their needs.

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).

Funded or reduced cost childcare

You may be eligible for funded childcare for your 2 year old, depending on your circumstances.

Application forms are available on the YorOK website

If you require a paper copy of a form please contact FIS. Alternatively applications can be made over the telephone with an Information Officer.

For further advice on reducing your childcare bill, and funded nursery places for two, three and four year olds visit the YorOK website.

Childcare for disabled children

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

For more information about childcare choices for children with SEN and disabilities visit the YorOK website.

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.

Also see

Family Information Service

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 554444