Early years and childcare

Eligibility for 30 hours and Tax Free Childcare (September 2020)

The government has announced that working parents or carers, who are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours free childcare but have temporarily fallen below the minimum income requirement because of coronavirus, will continue to receive financial support until 31 October 2020.

Critical workers who may exceed the income threshold for the 2020 to 2021 tax year, as a result of working more hours to play a vital role in tackling coronavirus, will continue to receive support this tax year.

More information about 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare GOV.UK

Coronavirus Covid-19: Early years and schools autumn term 2020

Early years and childcare providers

Since the 1 June, early years settings, including childminders, have been able to welcome back children of all ages.

Read more guidance for parents and carers

If your child can not access an early years setting due to closure or a lack of capacity, and you require a place, please email eyqualitymanager@bromley.gov.uk. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

The return to school for all pupils in the autumn term

The government has announced that all pupils, in all year groups should return to full-time education from the start of    the autumn term. The government has published guidance to support all schools, including mainstream and alternative provision, it applies to primary, secondary, infant, junior, school-based nurseries and boarding schools.

Government guidance for the full opening of schools for all children.

Looking for childcare

Search for childcare options in your area including support for children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Help with childcare costs

Free entitlement for 2 year olds, 3 and 4 year olds, 30 hours funded childcare and childcare vouchers, tax credits and child benefit.

Children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)

Choosing the best childcare options when your child has an additional need or disability.

Working in childcare 

Setting up a new provision in the borough, becoming a registered childminder or want to work in childcare?

Childcare providers special educational needs and disabilities

Information for childcare providers working with a wide range of additional needs in young children.