Finding a childcare provider

Finding the childcare provider which best suits you and your child is an important decision and one you’ll want to take time over.

Some two year olds are eligible for free childcare. Find out more here, or call 0116 3056208.

All three and four year olds in England are entitled to 570 of free early education and childcare funding (known as FEEE – Free Early Educational Entitlement) per year. Usually that’s taken as 15 hours per week during term time. Find out more here.

Some families with three and four year olds can claim up to 30 hours a week of FEEE, providing they meet the eligibility criteria. Find out more here or call 0115 305 5831.

Useful links

  • For local childcare providers in Leicestershire, please refer to this list
  • If your child has a special educational need or a disability, find further advice here

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Leicester City: text 07520 615381

Leicestershire & Rutland: text 07520 615382

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