What are the benefits of childcare?

If you’re not sure about the benefits to your child of attending:

Professional Association for Childcare & Early Years – benefits of childcare for your toddler

Government research article into the long term benefits of early education


Choosing the right childcare

If you’re unsure what kind of childcare is available, what you need to consider or what you should ask, here are 3 webpages to help from nationally recognised early years organisations:

National Childcare Trust

Professional Association for Childcare & Early Years

Early Learning Alliance


Free Places and Funding Eligibility

Many families can access free childcare places for 2 – 5 year olds, find out about the funding and if you are eligible:

Childcare Choices is a government webpage that gives details of funding and eligibility

Information about free childcare for 2 year olds in Tameside

Information about free childcare for  3- 4 year olds in Tameside


Information about local childcare available

Local information and advice is available to help you with your choice.  To find out more contact:

The Families Information Service is a free, impartial service that aims to help all families find information, advice and support about childcare.  Call 0161 342 4260

An Online Childcare Finder System is available to parents within Tameside