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Choosing Childcare and Childcare Funding

Information on the different types of childcare, childcare vacancies and potential funding such as the free entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds.

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Please click on the green boxes below to find out about the different types of childcare and how to search online for local childcare and leisure activities.

We hope the information you are looking for is available below however, if you can't find what you are looking for please contact the FIS who will be happy to help.

You can contact the FIS by:

Phone: 020 8770 6000
Completing the online FIS Enquiry Form

Childcare Options

Image of childcare building blocks There are a number of different childcare options available depending on your families needs. These web pages offer information on the different types of childcare, what services they may offer, the age range they cater for and how you can search online for childcare vacancies.

Free Early Learning and Care for 3 and 4 year olds!

Image of little boy walking into pre-school Did you know that all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours a week of free early learning and care over 38 weeks? This amounts to 570 hours a year and is commonly known as 'the free entitlement'.

Free Early Learning and Care for 2 year olds!

The government has made a long term commitment to funding Free Early Education for eligible 2 year old and from September 2013 Eligible families will be entitled to 570 hours, to be use flexibly across the entire year over no less than 38 weeks.