Childcare and early years

Services for Young Children supports parents, carers, and families

Information for parents, carers and families

Information for parents and carers who are looking for childcare and early years education services in Hampshire.

Look for Ofsted registered childcare and early years education services within the Hampshire County Council area.

To find similar services in neighbouring council areas use the Childcare Finder for contact details.

Many families are eligible for some help with their childcare costs

The Services for Young Children team is available to help parents requiring additional support to find services.

Please complete this form with your requirements if you having difficulties finding childcare and early years education services. Please ensure that your full address details are included.

If you have a query regarding early years education funding, please email

Reminder for parents claiming 30 hours childcare in the summer term 2023
All parents who are working, have a 3 or 4 year old and want to claim funded extended hours (30 hours funding), must make sure they have applied to HMRC no later than 31 March 2023 for funding to start from 1 April 2023.
All parents with a 30 hours funding code, need to make sure their details are up to date. They must do this every three months: sign into your childcare account.


For parents and carers contact the Family Information Service

Phone 0300 555 1384


For new and established Hampshire childcare providers contact

Services for Young Children (SfYC)

Concerns and complaints

Concerns or complaints regarding a childcare or early years education service

Making a comment, suggestion or complaint to Services for Young Children.

We are committed to dealing with any concerns fairly, fully and in a timely manner. In return we expect people to be polite and considerate.

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