As a parent you are almost certainly going to need to use childcare and there are many options. You will need help to make the right choice.
Childcare, Child Minders and Babysitting
You need time to yourself whether this is to work or to play! Your child also needs to spend time with other people to learn independence and how to communicate and develop relationships. Many people are fortunate in being able to call on other family members to provide care but quite often outside help is needed and getting the right care can be a matter of concern and expense.
There are numerous ways to identify people who provide childcare from nannies to nurseries, babysitters to child minders. Word of mouth is a powerful way to find someone so don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations within your friends and family.
There are standards for most private and voluntary sector children’s services that are set in law. Many child minders and nurseries need to be registered and inspected, but some don’t.
To find out more contact the Liverpool Children’s Information Service (CIS): 0800 085 2022
4Children is the national children’s charity – for children and young people from 0-19 working for all children and families to get the support they need in their community.
020 7512 2100 www.4Children.org.uk
Sure Start Children’s Centres
There are 26 Sure Start Children’s Centres located across Liverpool. They aim to give every child under the age of five the best start to life that they can get.
Children’s centres offer children under five years old and their families a range of services and information.
The services at each centre vary but it can include early education and childcare, support for parents - including advice on parenting, access to specialist services for families, child and family health services - ranging from health screening, health visitor services to breast-feeding support. The centres also help parents into work.
To find out more information contact your local centre at the address below:
Sure Start Children’s Centres in Liverpool:
Anfield Children's Centre, Oakfield Road, Anfield. 0151 233 6999
Belle Vale Children's Centre, Our Lady of the Assumption, Hedgefield Road. 0151 233 1705
Church and Mossley Hill Children’s Centre, Dovedale Infant School, Herondale Road. 0151-233 5399
Clubmoor Children's Centre, Utting Avenue East, Norris Green. 0151 233 8500
County Children's Centre, Arnot Community Primary School, Arnot Street. 0151 233 3760
Croxteth Children's Centre, Our Lady & St Swithin's, Parkstile Lane. 0151 233 1750
Dingle Lane Children's Centre, Matthew Arnold Primary School, Dingle Lane. 0151 233 4930
Ellergreen Children's Centre, Ellergreen Road. 0151 233 4602
Everton Children's Centre, Spencer Street, Everton. 0151 233 1969
Fazakerley Children's Centre, Barlows Lane. 0151 233 3705
Fountains Children's Centre, Fountains Rd, Kirkdale. 0151 233 4741
Garston Children's Centre, 70 Banks Road, Garston. 0151 233 6868
Granby Children's Centre, Eversley Street. 0151 233 3200
Hatton Hill Children's Centre, Hatton Hill Primary School, Alwyn Avenue. 0151 928 7012
Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School Children's Centre, Oriel Drive, Aintree. 0151 288 6206
Hunts Cross Children's Centre, Kingsthorne Road. 0151 233 3733
Kensington Children's Centre (Life Bank), Life Bank Centre, Quorn Street. 0151 300 8420
Litherland Moss Children's Centre, 201 Moss Lane, Litherland. 0151 949 9720
Knotty Ash Children's Centre, Dovecot Multi Activity Centre, Dovecot Place. 0151 233 6450
Netherton Children's Centre, Magdalen Square, Netherton. 0151 282 1405
Picton Children's Centre, 139 Earle Road, Picton. 0151 233 1200
Seaforth Children's Centre, 41 Caradoc Road, Seaforth. 0151 286 7807
Speke Children's Centre, Conleach Road. 0151 486 9719
Springwell Park Primary School Children's Centre, Menai Road, Bootle. 0151 288 6055
Stoneycroft Children's Centre, 38 Scotia Road. 0151 233 4770
The Grange Children's Centre, Stoneyfield, Netherton. 0151 924 2721
Tuebrook Children's Centre, Lower Breck Road. 0151 233 3830
Vauxhall Children's Centre, Titchfield Street. 0151 2982918
Walton Children's Centre, SCOPE Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive. 0151 233 6620
Wavertree Children's Centre, 85 Wellington Road. 0151 233 6870
West Derby Children's Centre, Blackmoor Park Infants School, Leyfield Road. 0151 259 8495
Yew Tree Children's Centre, Berryford Road. 0151 2204 455