Childcare (including nurseries, pre-schools and childminders)

All of the latest government guidance for parents and carers is available from the gov.uk website.

Finding and arranging a new childcare place

There are various types of childcare providers in Lancashire for families to choose from, each of which offer different advantages and flexibility. If you are unsure of where to start your childcare search, we've put together a checklist to help you.

A little extra support

Sometimes finding the right childcare to meet your family's needs can be challenging for instance if you work shifts, live in a rural area or if your child has special or additional needs. We can help you to explore the childcare options available to you and address any concerns or issues you may have. To use this service please complete our childcare brokerage service request form (DOCX 361 KB) and return it to FIS@lancashire.gov.uk including the words 'urgent childcare brokerage required' in the title.