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Childcare services

Good quality childcare and early education is not only good for children; it gives parents more freedom to work, study or train for a job too. But juggling work and bringing up children isn't easy. If you're struggling with this, you're not alone.

York Family Information Service supports families to find Ofsted registered childcare in York and inform you of the different ways to reduce the financial cost of childcare. If you have any questions or would like help finding childcare contact us:

  • Telephone: 01904 554444 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm)
  • Text only telephone: 07786 202241
  • Email: [email protected]

Please also refer to our disclaimer when choosing childcare or services.

Search for Ofsted registered childcare in York

Childcare can be searched for independently online or by contacting York Family Information Service. When using the online childcare search, enter a postcode to search a specific area and filter to search for a particular type of childcare provider.

All childcare providers are registered with Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) if they operate more than 2 hours per day. This means that they are inspected against a set of national standards. You can access a copy of a childcare providers latest report through the Ofsted website. You can also ask a provider if you want to see a copy of their latest inspection report.

Find information for parents choosing an after school club, community club or tuition. In addition, read about Ofsted's role in regulating childcare.

Childcare outside of York

Read more about childcare outside of York.

Funded hours for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds

Find information about 15 hours of funded childcare for 2-year-olds and information about 15 and 30 hours of funded childcare for 3- and 4-year-olds.