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Registered Childcare - holiday childcare

Here you will find details of holiday childcare.

Childcare providers need to be registered with Ofsted (unless exempt) and hold valid insurance if they offer to look after children under eight for more than two hours a day, without the parents being present. Ask to see their Ofsted registration and insurance certificates before making any arrangements. There is a link to their Ofsted inspection report at the bottom of each record.

Parents who have a serious concern about a childcare service or activity and are unable to resolve it directly with the provider should contact Ofsted on 0300 123 1231.

Ofsted list the provision types exempt from registration within Annex A of the Early years and childcare registration handbook

Guidance on choosing and paying for childcare is available from Devon’s Family Information Service.

We have a duty to ensure there is enough childcare to meet parent’s needs. Use our online form to tell us if you haven’t been able to find the childcare you need.

Information and guidance

Applying for a place in the reception class of a school

A place in a school nursery does not guarantee admission to the school and parents must apply for a place at the school if they want their child to transfer to the reception class. Parents/Carers can choose to continue to take up their child's free place at…

Can't find the childcare you need?

If you are having problems finding the childcare you need we may be able to help. We can help, advise, search and sometimes negotiate with childcare providers on your behalf, to help you find the childcare you need. This support is available to parents and carers…

Childcare registration

As a parent or guardian you are your child’s most important carer, and it’s what you and your child do together at home that gives them the best start in life. Care from friends, grandparents and other relatives plays a vital role too. However, choosing early…

Choosing Childcare

Finding the right type of childcare to suit you and your child is crucial, especially when there is so much to consider. There will be different options available in every area, so give yourself plenty of time to research them. 

Family information from our neighbours

Link to the Family Information Services provided by our neighbouring local authorities - Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. Cornwall: 0800 5878191Dorset: 01305 221066Plymouth: 03444 111 444 (Advice Plymouth), Early Years - 01752 307450Somerset: 0300 123 2224Torbay:0800 328 5974

Paying for Childcare

If you are working or training and have children, there may be times when you need to pay for childcare. There are several different places where you can get help to pay for your childcare, depending on your circumstances. Help may be available from: Working…
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