Childcare and early years

Services for Young Children supports parents, carers, families, and those working in childcare and early years education

Hampshire Parent and Carer Survey - Current and Future Childcare requirements

Group of childrenThe Services for Young Children team is running a survey to gather views from parents and carers about childcare services across the Hampshire County Council area. This feedback will help to shape improvements to the future delivery of childcare and ensure there is sufficient provision to meet continuing demand.

We’re looking to hear from all parents and carers of children aged 0-16 years about how they use childcare, how this has changed over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, and how this may continue to change in the future. The childcare options covered by the survey include pre-schools, nurseries, childminders, before and after school clubs and holiday clubs.

The survey is open until 29 May 2022 - complete the survey.

Around 1,800 early years providers in Hampshire, like Pumpkin Patch Nursery, are doing all they can to be COVID-19 safe in caring for children.

NHS publication 'Taking your child to an early years setting: information for parents'.

Find out about childcare in your area.

Don't forget, parents of under fives may be eligible for government funded childcare.

The Services for Young Children Team is available to help parents requiring support to identify childcare provision needed during and outside of usual business hours.

Please complete this form with your requirements if you having difficulties finding childcare services. If you have a query regarding early years education funding please email

Reminder for parents claiming 30 hours childcare in the autumn term 2022
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 August 2022 for funding to start from 1 September 2022.

All parents with a 30 hours code, need to make sure their details are up to date. They must do this every three months: sign into your childcare account.

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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