Childcare providers in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are open to all children. Read the latest Government guidance here.
The local area has a wide range of Ofsted registered, high quality settings that can provide your child with important early education and social opportunties.
If your child has special educational needs or disabilities, look for the SEND information on the childcare provider records to help you choose a setting. You can also visit the early education and childcare section of the SEND Local Offer for further information on support available.
It's important your child is happy and settled and that childcare meets your practical needs. The Family and Childcare Trust five steps to choosing childcare gives useful tips. If your child has SEND, you may also want to read our choosing an early years provider leaflet.
If you need help finding childcare or advice on any aspect, including childcare funding please contact the Family Information Service on 01202 261970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org