Finding childcare

Information and advice

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.

Family information and advice

Our Family Information Service (FIS) can 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


Your local children’s centre is a great place to go to meet other parents and join in with the play groups and support groups. Some even offer a parent's cafe and courses for you to take. Find out more about children’s centres.