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Early years and childcare

children playing in a nursery

Find out where your nearest Children’s Centres and childcare provision are, what they do and how to apply for free childcare places.

  • Find childcare provision 

    Search for day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and out of school clubs in Leicestershire.

  • Free early education and childcare 

    All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to a certain amount of free early education and childcare. Find out if your child is eligible.

  • Early learning and childcare service 

    Information and resources for childcare providers and professionals, day nurseries and preschools.

  • Children's Centre activities 

    Children's Centres are local centres that offer help and support to families with babies and children until they go to school. Find out what activities are at your local Children's Centre.

  • Family Information Directory 

    Our Family Information Directory (FID) provides information on many useful local organisations and activities where you live.

  • Specialist teaching services 

    Information for staff that work with children with special education needs, their families, early years providers and schools.

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