Choosing the right childcare

There are different types of early education providers available to you in Herefordshire and you will want to choose a provider that is best suited to your family's needs.

Many childcare providers have waiting lists so it is a good idea to plan ahead to ensure that there is a place available for your child.

If possible, visit a range of different types of childcare (for example nursery, childminder) and childcare providers so that you can compare them. Try to make an appointment to visit at least once on a normal working day and take your child along to see how they react. Think about what you would like to know beforehand, and ask lots of questions. Spend as much time as you need, visiting a second or third time if you would like to, before making your final decision.