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Childcare - Your Choices

Day Nurseries provide: All day care for babies and children up to the age of 5. Are generally open from 8.00am - 6.00pm but some run from 7.00am - 7.00pm or longer. Are usually open all year round, except for weekends and bank holidays. There…

Childminders

Not all childminders are listed on this website, for a more personalised search of ALL registered Childminders in Middlesbrough contact the Family Information Service: Tel: 01642 354200 Email: childcare@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Choosing a Childminder

Introduction Many Childminders begin childminding when they are parents with young children of their own.  This means many of their skills as carers will come from their own experience as parents, as well as their training.  It is useful to spend some time talking to…

How is Childcare Regulated?

The external link (right) provides information about how Ofsted regulate childcare providers. It sets out how you might like to use the information available to you when choosing childcare and what to do if you have a concern about your provider.

OFSTED

Who we are and what we do Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. We report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial. We inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education…

Paying for Childcare

If you are responsible for a child and using registered childcare, you may be entitled to help with your childcare costs. There is a range of financial assistance available when paying for childcare in the UK, depending on your circumstance.  Details can be found on…

What is a Childminder?

Childminding involves: Looking after one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of 2 hours a day on domestic premises (normally in the childminders own home) for reward. Registering and undergoing inspection by Ofsted - demonstrating the quality and…