Bringing up Toddlers

Find out about the services, activities and help available to you and your children in the United Kingdom...

There are a variety of options for early childhood care in the United Kingdom ranging from private, home based services, to more community based services such as nurseries and playgroups.

There is no free childcare for children under the age of three in the United Kingdom. However, all three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age. This early education can take place in nurseries, playgroups, preschools or at their childminders.