Nurseries and childcare


Learn about children's activities, understand your childcare choices and the funding available for early years' education. Search our directory to find the options closest to you.

Family Information Directory

Search our family information directory for nurseries, childminders, playschemes, after-school and breakfast clubs, and special needs' club activities.

DHP Childcare subsidy

If you are claiming housing benefit and live in rented accommodation, you can apply for the DHP scheme to help with your childcare costs.

Nurseries and pre-schools

Information to help you make the choice between day nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools and nursery classes in schools. 

Flexible child care

We have introduced a new service to help people who work irregular hours even if that means during the weekend or overnight.

Childminders and nannies

Our information on home-based childcare will help you to find a registered childminder and make the choice for the right childcare for you.

Children's centres

Find out what activities and events are available at children's centres, and search our online directory for details about the centres nearest to you.

Working with children

Information about childcare courses, becoming a teacher, youth work and social care opportunities - including advice about qualifications.

Activities for children

Get information about what is available for children to do in Brent at children's centres, parks, playgrounds, sports centres and libraries.

Paying for childcare

Info on tax credits, childcare vouchers, the nursery education grant (NEG) and the Care to Learn and Childcare grant schemes for student parents.

Children with disabilities

Find out about the services available to you through our early years support team, including day care, care in the home and short breaks

Help with finding childcare

Having trouble finding the right childcare? We may be able to help find vacancies within your budget.

Out-of-school and holiday care

Find out about breakfast and after-school clubs and childcare schemes during the holidays.

Parent and toddler groups

Parent and toddler groups are a great place to meet other parents with children your child's age, and your child can make new friends too.

Childrens centres consultation

The consultation is now closed. We are reviewing the comments received and will publish the results of the consultation online.

Early years pupil premium

From April 2015, your child's childcare setting can receive further support for your child. Find out if you are eligible.