Childcare Options

Useful Contacts


Ofsted is the inspectorate for children and learners in England. Ofsted contribute to the provision of better education and care through effective inspection and regulation. Ofsted is a non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament. They provide impartial information about the quality of education and care.


This page provides links to information and guidance about tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) on employer-supported childcare. Here you will find information and guidance about the new tax and NICs exemptions on childcare or childcare vouchers provided by employers.


The Department for Education and Skills was established with the purpose of creating opportunity, releasing potential and achieving excellence for all.


Information and advice about pre-school, school, the national curriculum, special educational needs, exams, choices at 16, university and higher education

SURESTART Click here to visit the Sure Start website

Sure Start is the government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. They bring together, early education, childcare, health and family support.


The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. The NCT aims to give every parent the chance to make informed choices, with services, activities and memberships fully accessible to everyone.


Kent's Children's Information Service provides high quality information to parents/carers throughout Kent. They offer up-to-date comprehensive, accurate and impartial information and guidance about childcare, training and other relevant childcare issues.


Netmums is a unique local network for Mums (Or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once you have registered on your local site you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go and much, much more.


Morton Michel’s insurance for nannies includes Public Liability which covers you in the event of an accident to a child in your care for which you can be held legally liable. Their Nanny insurance policy looks after your interests, whilst you look after the children.


The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has been replaced by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The service is designed to help employers to make safe recruitment decisions where candidates are likely to be working with vulnerable groups, including children. They are responsible for the management and processing of requests for criminal records checks, decisions regarding the addition or removal or people to the barred lists.


PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. A standard-setting organisation, we promote best practice and support childcare professionals to deliver high standards of care and learning. We work with government, local authorities and others to raise standards and ensure our members are recognised for the vital role they play in helping children get the best start in life.


Way2paye is an established payroll company offering all clients a friendly and professional service. We do everything required by HM Revenue & Customs and go that much further in helping you with other payroll issues that may arise. We specialise in :-

  • Nanny Payroll
  • Small Business Payroll
  • Domestic Payroll

But are fully capable of handling any payroll requirements you may have.

We have the knowledge and experience to offer you the service that you require and provide unlimited support and free advice on all pay and employment law issues.

We are a friendly team who are here to reduce the stress and hassle of payroll.

We are happy to take on new payroll schemes and existing schemes currently administrated by you or other payroll services.




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