Find local childcare

Find your ideal childcare provider with SearchChildcare - a completely free, secure childcare search provided by PACEY.

1. Enter your postcode to find childcarers near you. Select advanced search to search by features such as whether the setting offers funded hours.

2. See pictures of childcare settings near you, and learn more about the services they offer.

3.When you're ready to contact someone, register with SearchChildcare to send messages to childcare providers - completely free.

Things to consider

You're about to make a big decision - choosing someone to care for your child while you're at work. These questions will help you decide what type of childcarer you want to meet. 

  • How will they contribute to the care, learning and development of your child and look after their physical health and wellbeing?
  • Do they have valid registration, insurance, paediatric first-aid certificates and DBS checks?
  • Do you feel comfortable in their childcare setting - are you happy to leave your child in their care?

It's helpful to have a list of questions to ask during your first meetings with your potential childcare provider. The PACEY interview pack explains what you should be looking for in different types of childcare, and offers suggested questions to ask.

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