Early years and childcare
Find out about children's centres, search for nurseries and learn about free early learning for your child.
- Children's centres A range of free services for children under 5 and their families.
- Nursery and childcare providers Search online or contact the Liverpool Family Information Service to find childcare providers in Liverpool.
- Liverpool Family Information and SEND Directory If you're looking for local services or activities for children, young people and families the directory is a great place to start.
- Free childcare - age 3 to 4 All children aged 3 to 4 are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week. An additional 15 hours per week is available for eligible working families.
- Free childcare - age 2 2-year-olds with additional needs or those from vulnerable and disadvantaged families are entitled to 15 hours free childcare per week.
- Free childcare - age 2 and under From April 2024, free childcare is being expanded for working families of younger children so they can access 15 hours per week, increasing to 30 hours per week by September 2025.
- How to become a registered childminder Find out how to become a registered childminder in Liverpool.
- Childcare business support service We can help you thrive in the ever competitive childcare market.
- Early Years Pupil Premium Providers of free early years education can claim an Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) of up to £300 per year.
- 24 Magic Months free app The first two years of your baby’s life are the most important for their growth and development. Our app will help you mark every milestone.