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To find the best childcare to suit your needs select the type of childcare you are looking for. There are day nurseries, childminders, pre-school playgroups and out of school clubs to choose from.

To find childcare near to where you live or work, simply enter the postcode in the location field at the top of the page. You can also use the filters, the Ward filter is your electoral ward it may be easier to use the Neighbourhood filter.

If your child is in school you can search for holiday schemes or use the filters to locate childcare that offers a service for the school your child attends. Remember Childminders and some day nurseries also offer before and after school and holiday club services.

Help towards the cost of approved childcare is available, including free childcare for 2 year olds and 30 hour free childcare, if you meet certain criteria. You can read about all the different options available here.

Salford City Council has a duty to secure sufficient childcare for working parents.  If you cannot find childcare to meet your needs or there are no available places let us know and one of our specialist advisors will be happy to help.  Contact us on 0161 778 0384 or email

You can also use the childcare cost eligibility checker at Gov.UK.