Childcare options

Using childcare can help you juggle work, study, day to day tasks and down time. The right childcare provider will also help your child to learn, have fun and make new friends.

The following information describes different types of childcare available and the help to pay for.

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Types of childcare

Find out what the two main types of childcare are available to you.

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Finding registered childcare

Each local council has a Scottish Family Information Service giving details on a full range of childcare services available in your area.

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Choosing childcare

To choose a form of childcare that is best suited to your child’s needs it is worth visiting different types of childcare.

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Help to pay for childcare

Help to pay for childcare from tax credits and universal credit.

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