Childcare can include crèches, parent and toddler groups, pre-schools and playgroups, day nurseries, breakfast, after school or kids' clubs, and childminders and nannies. Choosing the right childcare is important when trusting someone else to look after your little ones.
Childcare Advice Line provides local advice on childcare options, finding a childcare provider, paying for childcare and lots more - 0300 041 2323.
Coram Family and Childcare offer lots of useful information and top tips on what the different types of childcare are and what to look out for when finding the right childcare.
In your child's early years you could be entitled to a certain amount of free childcare. Visit our page on financial support for families for more information.