Some Children's Centres will have on site childcare facilities and others will provide care by linking with local childcare providers. The childcare on offer can include:
Full day care provision integrated with early learning
Out of school provision
Activities during school holidays
Funded places for 3 and 4 year olds
Links to childminder networks and other childcare providers
Potential changes to who provides childcare in Staffordshire's Children's Centres
The county council currently runs nurseries in seven children’s centres across the county. Each of these nurseries are graded as good or outstanding by Ofsted, but due to the constraints local authorities have to work in, they are not financially sustainable.
We’re considering offering the opportunity to private and/or voluntary sector organisations who have the expertise, freedom and flexibility to provide good quality services at the right price.
Frequently asked questions for parents