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View the National Register of Early Childhood Services
The national register shows straightforward information on every service to assist you in forming your own opinions and making an informed choice.
See which services were placed on a provisional licence, suspended, or closed for breaching minimum standards in 2021, 2020, and earlier
Search for your service by name (or click on the letter that its name starts with)
Get details about it. Add your rating and review
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Find only the services that meet your specific wishes. Do you want:
* your child to be cared for close to your workplace or to your home? (type in your address to find the closest services)
* male and female teachers?
* qualified teaching staff?
* to be involved in being your child's teacher and running the centre?
* for your child to be with a small or with a large number of other children?
* a community-owned or a private / corporate service?
* to know its recent history of compliance with education regulations and standards for child health and safety?
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Why Shopper Reviews? The reviews published on this page are written by parents and highlight for all parents the different things to check for and questions to ask when choosing an ECE service.
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Clear, straight-forward information is given here in these broad-ranging articles on child health, care, safety and well-being. We won't try to cover up any unpleasant truths because as a parent you need to know the good and the bad so you can be the best help and support to your child that you can be.
Let us know if there is a topic that you would like to see covered here.
The articles in this section will help to take away the mystery on educational and curriculum matters.
Charging practices vary across the different types of ECE services and between individual services. The information in the many articles in this section will help to inform you about your rights and also your financial obligations.
This section is in development. Watch this space. More of the most wonderful and greatest activities of all time for children will be shown here, with tips and guidance for adults.
Is it becoming a struggle to sort out care arrangements? There are many different options.
See the variety of options and information contained in the articles below.