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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 2021  

Childcare Contracts and Complaints

Your contract with your childcare provider Before your child starts at a childcare setting you will need to sign a contract with your chosen childcare provider e.g. childminder, pre-school day nursery etc. Signing a contract with a childcare provider is a legally binding document, which…

Childcare Costs

If you're returning to work, you'll need to think about the various factors affecting how much you can afford to pay for childcare, and what funding options are available. Visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for information on help available for childcare costs.  Last reviewed April 2021

Childcare for Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in Reading

OFSTED registered childcare, is available in Reading for children with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND).  Reviewed September 2021

Childcare Providers

Find out about the diffrent types of childcare providers in the Reading area. We are the only official organisation that holds Ofsted registered childcare provider information in Reading (e.g. childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, after school clubs, breakfast clubs, holiday clubs, creches), which is updated daily…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017 the Disability Access Fund (DAF) came into effect.  Updated - May 2021

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 2021.

Reading Play

After School Clubs & Holiday Playclubs Reading Play After School Club and Holiday Playclubs are full childcare facilities for children aged 4 years old (in full time education) to 12 year old (up to their 13th birthday). Children are fully supervised within an open play…

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 for children 0 - 11 years, or if your child is disabled and under 16 years old. If you're a working parent of a 3 or 4 year…