Childcare and early years

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

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.

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



For parents and carers contact the Family Information Service

Phone 0300 555 1384


For new childcare providers contact

Services for Young Children (SfYC)

Concerns and complaints

Concerns or complaints regarding a childcare or early years education service

Latest News

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Government information for parents and carers of children and young people attending early years provision, schools, colleges in the new term.

Reminder for parents claiming 30 hours childcare in the autumn term 2021
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 2021 for funding to start from 1 September.

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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