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Deciding the type of childcare you want for your child is an important decision, so it is a good idea to get as much information as possible before deciding what is best for you and your child. You can search for childcare available in Reading…

Childcare - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Finding the right services for your child can be stressful so we've compiled a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions that might help you.   


Childminders provide childcare in their own homes, and are OFSTED Registered, to find out more, please see below.

Day Nurseries

A nursery school is independent of any school, although it may feed into a particular one, it's a separate school. A nursery school has to be registered with the Government regulatory bodies, and will be delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017 the Disability Access Fund (DAF) came in to effect. 

Early Years Inclusion Funding from April 2017

A new Early Years National Funding Formula (EYNFF) for 3-4 year olds takes effect from April 2017. As part of this, there is a requirement for authorities to establish a special educational needs inclusion fund for early years in order to help providers address the…

Graduated Response Documents for Early Years & Schools

Graduated response documents for Early Years 0-5 year, and Schools 5 - 16 years.

Out Of School Care

Out of School Care - includes breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday clubs, please see below to find out more.


Pre-Schools provide sessional hours, generally during term time. To find out more please see below.

Tax-Free Childcare: Helping Working Parents Pay for Childcare

The government introduced Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) in 2017, a UK-wide scheme to help working parents pay for childcare. If you're a working parent of a 3 or 4 year old and living in England, you could also get an extra 15 hours free childcare from…