Information on the different sorts of childcare available and how to access them.
A childminder is a person who is registered with Ofsted and receives payment for looking after other people's children for more than two hours a day.
Find out about the 15 hours free early education entitlement for two-year-olds and other schemes for working parents and students.
There is no law which states the minimum age that a child can be left alone – but it is an offence to leave a child alone when doing so puts the child at risk.
Nannies, registered home carers and au pairs provide care for your children in your own home.
Babysitters are not 'registered' and we don't hold lists of people.