There are a variety of childcare provisions available in Sunderland.
Free early education
Free early education entitlement is available to all children aged three and four years old, and children become eligible the term after their third birthday. Many families across Sunderland can benefit from free childcare places for two year olds.
A list of childcare providers in Sunderland can also be accessed via the Families Information Service on 0191 520 5553 or by visiting our childcare directory.
To access free early education, please contact the childminder or day nursery of your choice.
30 hours free childcare
A new Government initiative, launching in September 2017, offers working families with children aged 3 and 4 years an extra 15 hours of free childcare, meaning parents can access 30 hours of free childcare. Visit Childcare Choices for more information or check your eligibility online here.
Tax free childcare
A new Government initiative for working families, including the self-employed, who have children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled). For every £8 you pay in, the Government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child. Visit Childcare Choices for more information.
The Childcare Directory provides details of Ofsted registered childcare and other services, activities, and events for families.