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Types of childcare

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What types of childcare can I choose from?

Private Day Nurseries
Open longer hours
Open 50 or 51 weeks of the year.
Care for babies from 3 months old up to 5 years

Childcare provided in a home environment
Can be more flexible
Smaller group environment

Family Centres.
Managed by the Local Authority
Morning and afternoon sessions
Term time only

Pre- Schools
Sessions are usually 3-5 hours long
Morning and afternoon sessions
For children aged 2-4
Open Term time only

School Nursery
Children start the term after their 3rd birthday
Morning and Afternoon sessions
Set within a Primary School
Term Time only

Out of School Clubs
Are sometimes set within the school
Can be at a private day nursery
They provide before and after school care
Term time only

Holiday Clubs
Provide Childcare during School holidays
For children aged 4-12
Full and half day sessions

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