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Before and after school clubs

Before and after school clubs, link clubs, holiday clubs and breakfast clubs are also known as 'out of school care'.  They are mainly for children aged four to 12 years.  There are three services available: Before school /breakfast clubs are open in the morning before school starts -…

Children's centres

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE CHILDREN’S CENTRES WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE If you urgently need any advice or support during this time please call 07583143624 for Westy, Sunshine Children’s Centres & Youth Café 07780494230 for The Orchard, Sandy Lane Children’s Centres &…

Funded Early Education places

The government currently offers 15 hours per week childcare or early years education for all three and four year olds, and some two year olds. There is an extended offer up to 30 hours per week for three and four year olds with working parents.…

A Guide to Childminders

A Guide to Childminders What is a childminder?A childminder is registered to look after children in his/her own home for more than 2 hours a day and receives a reward for this service. This does not apply if the child is a close relative, i.e.,…

A Guide to Maintained Nurseries

A Guide to Nursery Classes or Nursery School Nursery education provides an excellent opportunity for your children to expand their world and increase their learning opportunities. A child usually attends a maintained nursery for 12 months (three terms) prior to the year in which they…

A Guide to Private Day Nurseries

A Guide to Private Day Nurseries What are private day nurseries? These nurseries offer both full and part time care for children from 0-5 years. Most nurseries are open all year round except for public holidays. Opening and closing times may vary, but are in…

Information for childcare providers

This information is for all childcare providers in Warrington, provided by the council's Families Information Service, Early Years, and Childcare Training teams.

Paying for childcare

Childcare costs differ for each provider.  Search the childcare section of this website to find your chosen provider and find out the costs. To qualify for help with childcare costs the childcare provider you use must be registered by Ofsted. All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get…

Pre-schools and playgroups

Playgroups and pre-schools offer mainly sessional care, usually 2-3 hours a day, either mornings or afternoons, for children aged 2-and-a-half to 5 years old. In some cases, they may have morning and afternoon sessions on the same day. Most playgroups and pre-schools offer places for…