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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.    Last reviewed June 2019  


Childminders provide childcare in their own homes, and are OFSTED Registered, to find out more, please see below.   Last reviewed June 2019.

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017 the Disability Access Fund (DAF) came in to effect.  Updated June 2019

Early Years Inclusion Funding

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. Reviewed June 2019


There are day nurseries and nursery schools. Please see below for more information. Last reviewed June 2019.

Out Of School Care

Out of School Care - includes breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday clubs, please see below to find out more. Last reviewed June 2019.


Pre-Schools provide sessional hours, generally during term time. To find out more please see below. Last reviewed June 2019.

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…