Childcare and early years education

Find out about early years and childcare options in Newham.                              

Tax free childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. Find out more about tax-free childcare.

Free early education for three and four-year olds

All three and four year old children are entitled to free early years education. Find out more about free early years education in Newham

Free early education for two-year olds

Check your eligibility and find out more about free early education for two-year olds.

Types of childcare

Nurseries, playgroups and childminders for your pre-school child and care for older children such as after school clubs.

Find out more about types of childcare.

Choosing childcare 

Becoming a childminder

Register with Ofsted to be a childminder, contact us to set up a child care business and for child care training.

Find out more about becoming a childminder 

Children’s Centres

Find our children's centres in Newham - a great place for your child to learn, play and meet other children.

Find out about Best Start in Life (BSiL) Children’s Centres in Newham

Special educational needs

Support is available in early education for children with special educational needs.

Short breaks and activities available for disabled children and young people. 

Special educational needs and the Local Offer in Newham.