Parents and carers are the most important influence on children achieving their potential and there is a lot of information and support available locally in Hertfordshire and nationally to help you enjoy and be confident as a parent or carer.
On these pages you can find information on:
- free childcare and free early education for two, three and four year olds
- find childcare places, including childminders, pre-schools and day nurseries
- parenting support
- children's centres
- school admissions
- family services directory.
All three and four year olds, and some two year olds are entitled to free early education. For more information please see our free means free interactive document.
Choosing the right childcare for your family can be difficult. To make an informed decision and for an unbiased guide see the parents guide to childcare choices.
Use the links on this page to find information and support to help you with the most rewarding job there is.