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From birth through to adulthood, education is vital for the development of children and young people and many continue to learn beyond the compulsory school age requirements.

Some children may start their learning earlier if parents/carers decide to access early education and childcare. Learn about childcare choices in the tiles below, or in the list of categories on the right hand side of this page.

Tip: Use the categories section on this page to find information about individual schools, colleges and learning providers. An interactive map is available in your search results that can show you which ones are nearest to your home.  

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Under 5s groups

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Funded early education and childcare promotional video

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15 hours free early learning for 2 year olds

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  15 hours free early learning for every 3 & 4 year old

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30 hours free early learning for 3 & 4 year olds

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Choosing childcare

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Choosing childcare for children with Special Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

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Grandparents as childcarers

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  Applying for a place: School admissions

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Apply for free school meals

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After school and breakfast clubs

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Tax-free childcare and 'out of school clubs'

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  Tax-free childcare

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Paying for childcare

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Ofsted

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  Becoming a Childminder

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  Working in early years

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Early Intervention Service team (formerly 'Short Breaks')

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Durham toolkit: remote learning tips for parents

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Providers offering funded places

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Family Hubs

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Family Information Service newsletters

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Disclaimer



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