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Childcare is available in Torbay through a variety of providers including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, school nurseries and out of school care such as breakfast clubs, afterschool clubs and holiday play schemes. For more information about types of childcare, have a look at our Childcare Choices Guide

You can find details of Ofsted registered childcare in Torbay here. If you use Ofsted registered childcare you may be able to use tax credits or childcare vouchers to help with childcare costs.  All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education per week, during term time, from the start of the term after their third birthday. Some 2 year olds are also entitled to this, to find out if you qualify visit

If you are looking for help in relation to a child or young person with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) it may be easier to search through the Torbay Local Offer.

If you would like more information to help you find childcare that suits you and your family contact us on our free helpline, 0800 3285974, or by email on  We can explain the options available to you and find childcare close to where you live or on your route to work.

Apply Here for 2 Year Old Funding