Hertfordshire County Council runs the Hertfordshire childcare directory website where you can access childcare provision online.
The service provides access to Ofsted registered childcare providers; ideal if you are looking for a child minder, pre-school or day nursery. The service also provides information on out of school activities such as holiday and after school clubs. Simply enter your postcode and you will find the childcare available in your local area.
Childminders are self-employed and provide care for between one and six children under 8 years old, in the childminders own home. They may have the facility to drop and pick up children from school or play group and can sometimes provide flexible opening times. Some childminders can offer nursery education funded places.