Childcare options

If you are looking for childcare to suit the needs and budget of you and your family, the family information service can help. We hold information on all childcare available in Hull from childminders to pre-school playgroups -

Types of childcare

Childminders

Registered childminders look after your child along with other children, usually in their own home.

Crèches

A crèche is usually a childcare facility or a place where children can be left on an occasional basis. Crèches can be found in colleges, universities and children’s centres.

Day nurseries

Day nurseries are registered childcare facilities offering full and part time childcare for children aged up to five. Some also offer after school facilities.

Nannies and other home-based carers

Nannies and other home-based child carers are employed by you to provide care for children, usually in your home. Nannies fit in with unusual working hours, work part-time or even live in.

Nursery schools and classes

If you child is five or under, they should experience learning and development activities suitable for their age as part of the early years foundation stage. This is provided at nursery schools.

Pre-schools and playgroups

If you child is five or under, they should experience learning and development activities suitable for their age as part of the early years foundation stage.

Out of school clubs

Many schools provide access to a variety of activities beyond the school day. These range from childcare to activities such as music, art, sport or additional study support.

Childcare for a disabled child

When you are looking for childcare for a disabled child, many of considerations are the same as for any other child. However, there are a few extra things to think about such as the child's medical needs or specialist training.

Access the Local Offer website for further information on support for disabled children

Activities for under 20s

If your child is looking for something to do, then our family information service can help. We have an events calendar with year round and seasonal activities, plus one-off events. There is something for everyone, including activities for -

  • babies and under twos
  • family and toddler groups
  • children and young people
  • children with disabilities and additional needs 

The Orchard Centre
210 Orchard Park Road
Hull
HU6 9BX

Tel - 01482 318 318
Email - fis@hullcc.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday - 9am - 5pm

Friday - 9am - 4.30pm