Childcare bubbles

Childcare bubbles allow friends or family from one other household to provide informal childcare.

Making a childcare bubble

You have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a childcare bubble. This means not everyone will be able to form a bubble.

  • If you live in a household with anyone aged under 14, you can form a childcare bubble.
  • You must not meet socially with your childcare bubble, and must avoid seeing members of your childcare and support bubbles at the same time.

For detailed guidance on childcare bubbles visit GOV.UK

Support bubble