Find nursery/childcare providers

Search for a childcare provider

You can search Liverpool's Early Help Directory (EHD) for a range of childcare providers including nurseries, childminders and out of school clubs.

Search the EHD for childcare providers

Information on the EHD is not verified by Liverpool City Council. You must check all provider credentials such as DBS certificates, qualifications or insurance documents.

Liverpool Childcare and Family Information Service (CAFIS) on 0800 085 2022 can also help you find a nursery, childminder or out of school club.

Get childcare and family information 

You can search Liverpool's Early Help Directory (EHD) for a range of local services for children and families.

Liverpool Childcare and Family Information Service (CAFIS) on 0800 085 2022 also offers:

  • information on childcare costs
  • guidance on free early education places
  • information for young carers 
  • support for disabled children and young people

Explore your childcare options

CAFIS on 0800 085 2022 can answer any questions about your childcare options and types of providers listed below.

  • Childminders - work in their own home and are Ofsted inspected. Some childminders will take children to and from school.
  • Day nurseries - provide full and part time care for children aged 0 to 5. Some will take 3 and 4 year olds to and from a local school.
  • Children’s centres - provide integrated services such as health and family support and childcare.
  • Out of school clubs - set up in or near to schools and provide group play and learning.
  • Holiday play schemes - childcare schemes for small children from the age of three (closed door policy) and open access schemes for older children up to age 16 (can enter and leave the scheme without adult involvement).
  • Parent and toddler groups - stimulating play for young children and social environment for parents.
  • Playgroups - for pre-school children between the ages of two and five to learn and play in small groups.

Childcare outside Liverpool

To find childcare outside of Liverpool please search the Family and Childcare Trust website and select your local authority.

Comment on our service

If you have any comments on the service we provide, or are not happy with any part of the service please get in touch via the council's Have Your Say process.