Nurseries and childcare
Search for nurseries and child carers or find out about children's centres. We also provide free learning options for some under fives.
Early learning places
All three and four year olds are entitled to a funded part-time early education place of up to 15 hours per week during term time. You can search the MyChoice directory to find nurseries and childcare providers in your area.
Free early learning for two, three and four year olds
All three and four year olds and some two year olds from low income families are entitled to a free part-time early education place. These places can be taken up with a childcare setting that has been approved to offer the free places. These settings include pre-schools, nurseries, childminders and nurseries in a school. For more information about free early
Who is eligible?
The government is funding the places for two year olds from low-income families who receive benefits. In order to be eligible, families must be resident in Leicester and must also meet certain earnings and benefits criteria.
See if you're eligible for free early education on the Family Information website.
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
We have a statutory duty to regularly undertake a detailed analysis of the childcare market in the City. The latest version is available to view: