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Covid-19: Information for parents and carers about childcare settings

Nottinghamshire County Council  have produced a factsheet Covid-19: Information for parents and carers about childcare settings during the National Lockdown in England 2021 UPDATED JANUARY 2021 or visit the Covid-19 pages of the County Council website.


TRAINING COURSES FOR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS

Here you can find out about the training and support on offer to childcare providers from Early Childhood Services


After School Club

After school clubs provide a safe and fun environment for your child when school closes at the end of the day. Most afterschool clubs are open until 6:00pm. The clubs are often run by schools, but can also be run by external organisations on, or away from the school premises. Read more about After School Clubs

Breakfast Club

Breakfast clubs give children the opportunity to eat a healthy breakfast in a safe and fun environment before their first class. Attendance of a breakfast club is not mandatory. The clubs are often run by schools, but can also be run by external organisations on, or away from the school premises.  Read more about Breakfast Clubs

Childminder

Childminders are self-employed childcare professionals working in their own home. Childminders can usually care for a maximum of six children under the age of 8 years, and are inspected and regulated by Ofsted or a registered Childminder Agency. Each Childminder may offer different opening times and many can be flexible to cater for your requirements by sometimes offering childcare into the evening or even overnight care. Many childminders can offer free childcare places for 2, 3, and 4 year olds. Read more about Childminders

Crèche

A crèche is a facility that provides occasional care for children under eight for no more than two hours per day. Crèche’s are sometimes located in order to support parents accessing training, or learning in their community.

Day Nursery

Day nurseries provide full day care for children aged 0-5 years. Each nursery will have separate rooms for the different age groups of children, which will contain age appropriate toys, and equipment. Day nurseries are registered and inspected by Ofsted. Day nurseries offer free childcare places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Read more about Day Nurseries

Holiday Care

Holiday clubs cater for school age children during the school holidays and provide a safe, stimulating and fun environment for your child to be. Some  holiday clubs are school run within the school site, or run by external organisations either on, or away from the school premises. Many Childminders also cater for school age children during school holidays too! Read more about Holiday Care

Pre-School Playgroup

Pre-school playgroups offer free sessional childcare for 2 to 5 years and will prepare your child for starting school. Pre-school playgroups are inspected and regulated by Ofsted. Read more about Pre-School Playgroups

 

If you would like to speak to an advisor for further information about the different types of childcare available please telephone our helpline on 0300 500 80 80

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