Early learning and childcare gives children a great start in life.
Your child can:
Make new friends, learn through play, try new activities and get off to a good start to their education. This will make starting school much easier!
It is never too early to think about childcare. There is a shortage of places in this area so even if you do not need to access childcare now it is a good idea to look around childminders, pre-schools and nurseries early and add your child’s name to their waiting lists. You could use childcare to give your child the best start to their early years education, or so you may return to work or study.
Did you know that some 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds, are entitled to 15 hours per week of free Early Years Education (for 2 year olds the term after their 2nd birthday and for 3 year olds the term after their 3rd birthday) at an Ofsted approved childcare provider?
If you are a single parent working 16 hours or more per week of if you are parents living together and both working 16 or more per week you may be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare per week. You could use this time to return to work, study or train. You can use your entitlement across 2 different settings if necessary.
You can see if you are eligible at www.gov.uk and click on Childcare Choices.
Please see our activity programme for a full list of providers in this area.
The children’s centre offers a full Childcare Brokerage Service to assist you in your search for a suitable space. Please telephone for up to date information regarding fees, vacancies and funded provisions.
|Nurseries and Pre-Schools|
|Little People’s Montessori, Magdalen Road, NR3 4LN||01603 219195|
|Magdalen Gates Pre-School, Bull Close Road, NR3 1NG||01603 665783|
|Mousehold Nursery and Infant School, Mousehold Avenue, NR3 4RS||01603 427012|
|Patchwork Childcare, Silver Road , NR3 4TF||01603 400647|
|Pavilion Playschool, Waterloo Park, NR3 3HR||01603 404053|
|Treehouse Children’s Centre, Chatham Street , NR3 3DN||01603 665740|
|Justyna Allison||07871 264848|
|Alison Butcher||07730 571736|
|Victoria Chenery||01603 465513|
|Katarzyna Czosnowska||07961 955381|
|Cheryl Glinwell||01603 479364|
|Debra Norwell||01603 474728|
|Julie Rees||01603 461019|
For providers outside of our area please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/fsd. You can also view details about each provider too, including their most recent Ofsted report.
Let’s Get Ready for School!
For information on:
- When to apply for starting school
- Admissions into a reception class
- Transfer to Junior School
- Which school is my catchment area
- Parent’s Guide for admissions into schools in Norfolk
For information on Getting Ready for School please click on the Child Learning tab.