Help with finding childcare

Use our early years support and childcare provision information to help with finding and choosing the right childcare for your child.

The different levels of early years support

There are different levels of support for children and their families during their early years, which vary depending on your child’s needs.

There is:

  • universal support which is for all children, regardless of whether they have additional needs
  • targeted support which is for children who have needs that are additional to and different from other children of the same age
  • specialist support which is for children with long-term, complex needs

You can also find out more about some of the things you can try at home to support your child’s development.