Finding childcare

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – childcare for key workers

We are helping to find childcare for vulnerable children and children of 'key workers'. Key workers are those who work in health, social care, education, food and other necessary goods, local and national government, public safety, national security, transport, utilities, communications, financial services or other key public services. For a full list, go to GOV.UK: maintaining educational provision.

If you are a key worker and need help finding childcare, email our School Effectiveness team. For all other childcare enquiries, go to our childcare web pages.

Family information

We provide free and impartial information about Ofsted-registered childcare in Thurrock.

You can search for different types of childcare in your area using our Ask Thurrock young people and families directory. These include:

  • childminders
  • pre-school playgroups
  • day nurseries
  • maintained school nurseries
  • out of school clubs, including breakfast and after school clubs
  • holiday schemes

Providers are registered and inspected by Ofsted.

We also provide information and advice on a wide range of family services, including:

  • help paying for childcare
  • parent and toddler groups
  • activity clubs
  • parenting and family support
  • prevention and support services
  • youth clubs and services
  • special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – our 'Local Offer'
Family Information Service

: 01375 652 801