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Having the right childcare arrangements in place is essential – knowing that your child is thriving in a childcare setting gives you confidence and peace of mind while you’re at work or studying. Childcare settings are all different, and different types of childcare will suit you and your child at different stages of their development.

For more detail about typical types of childcare and hints and tips on finding the right care for you, visit our Choosing Childcare section.

SearchChildcare lets you find local childminders, nurseries or nannies and learn more about their settings. Many providers link to their most recent inspection report and their website or social media pages. You can message any childcarers you’re interested in securely and for free. Start your search now