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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

New national directory of childcare providers

  • Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2010

A new national directory of childcare and family service providers has been launched. The new Family Information Directory will allow you to search for childcare providers in your region through a single website.

Family Information Directory

Use the Family Information Directory

The Family Information Directory includes details of nearly 150,000 childcare providers across England.

It will show parents the range of providers, from nurseries to childminders and after-school clubs to children’s centres, available in their area.

It will also offer mums, dads, grandparents and other carers information on services and support available to them at every stage in a child’s life.

Children's Minister Dawn Primarolo said: "The Family Information Directory pulls useful information together in one place and gives parents and carers quick access to information about childcare and family services available to their family.

"I hope parents, grandparents and other carers find this to be an invaluable resource."

For more information and to use the Family Information Directory, follow the link below.

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