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Choosing childcare for your Southampton child can seem like a daunting task and many parents won't know where to start. As a parent, you want to ensure that your child is safe and happy in an environment that is fun, educational, and caring. This task can be particularly worrying when looking for the right care for a child with additional needs.

Below are some information and guidance sheets that we hope you will find helpful in supporting you to find the appropriate childcare for your child. You can also watch the video about Choosing Childcare made by the Family and Childcare Trust.  

If you would like to speak to an advisor for further information about the different types of childcare available please telephone our Family Information Service on 023 8083 3014.

View all services in Childcare to search for, and view all of the different types of registered childcare within Southampton. The information we hold about registered childcare providers is received directly from Ofsted on a daily basis.

View information for parents about Ofsted’s role in regulating childcare.

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service or organisation meets your requirements. We offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

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