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Choosing the right childcare can seem overwhelming. Our list of things to consider can help you decide what's right for you and your child.
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There are different types of childcare to suit different needs.
You could be entitled to help to pay for childcare through early education funding, 30 hours childcare, childcare vouchers or tax free childcare.
Finding a good 'fit' for your child's personality and interests is really important when considering childcare options.
Things to consider to ensure your child is safe and happy in an environment that also suits your family requirements.
When you visit different childcare settings, it can help you get a feel for the type of setting that would suit your child.
Choose high quality childcare to help ensure that your child's needs are met by caring and professional staff.
Make sure you have a contract which explains the cost of your childcare and any additional items you may have to pay for.
We help your childcare setting to support your child. We also provide a home visiting education service called Portage.
If you're planning to set up a childcare business you will have to consider a number of different things
There's a few stages to complete before you can become a childminder in Bournemouth
Our assessment of the childcare provision in Bournemouth
Free, impartial, information and guidance on early years education and child care in Bournemouth.
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