Childcare and Early Years options
There are a number of choices for childcare and Early Years care, including nurseries, nannies or au pairs and childminders:
Nurseries – these can be on a base or in civilian communities and places can often be in short supply – you are advised to get your name on any waiting lists as early as possible.
Nannies – may be qualified but Au pairs are not necessarily and you should investigate each option carefully. Both can live in, however if you are in SFA you will need to inform DIO that you have someone living in.
Childminders – should be registered and inspected, often providing care in their own homes.
Help finding childcare
Childcare provision close to base
A HiVE will often have information on local providers – especially those on base.
Finding Childcare further afield
Across the UK, these are sites that can help you to find childcare: