Information for parents and families
Do you need childcare, or are you looking for
early education experiences for your child? This section can
provide you with helpful information and advice about your
childcare options, your child’s free entitlement to early education
and childcare, financial support with the cost of childcare, and
additional support for your child’s needs.
Choosing the right childcare for your child can make a real difference, whether it’s to support a child’s development, support a parent/carer return to work or training or simply meeting other parents and children.
From September 2013, free childcare and early education for two-year-olds will be changing.
All three and four year old children can get 15 hours per week of free childcare and early years education for 38 weeks per year.
Over the past few years Peterborough City Council has been working to assess the demand for childcare services in the city.
Families information service provides free information on all registered early years education.
Information on the service we provide for children under five and their familiies. Links to all of Peterborough's children's centres can be found here.
Peterborough’s Families Information Service (FIS) can work with parents and carers to find suitable childcare options, as well as support and leisure activities, for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs.
EYFS is a statutory framework for children aged from birth to five years that sets the standards that all early years and childcare providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.
If you're going back to work and you've got children, you can get financial and practical help with your childcare costs. From tax credits to flexible working arrangements, there's lots of support available to you.