Ofsted Registered Childcare Providers
in Fakenham and the Surrounding Area
Day Nurseries offer early learning and childcare over longer opening hours to meet the needs of working parents. They are located on non-domestic premises and usually care for children from birth to school age. Some also offer care for older children before and after school and during school holidays. Your child can attend full or part time.
Childminders look after children in the childminder’s own home. They can look after children of all ages, but are limited with how many children of certain ages they are allowed to care for. Some operate unsociable hours, or provide overnight care to meet the needs of working parents, but they must be registered with Ofsted to do so.
Pre-school Playgroups usually provide early years learning and childcare to children aged 2 to 5 years. Opening times and days can vary between settings. Your child can attend a mixture sessions, with some pre-school playgroups offering care for the full school day (9am to 3pm) and some opening during the school holidays. They are usually run by the private, voluntary or independent sector.
Nursery Schools and Classes provide early learning and childcare to 3 to 5 year olds. Some also offer care for 2 yr olds. Your child can attend for set sessions, usually mornings or afternoons, although sometimes all day care is offered. Local Authority Nurseries are part of a nursery or primary school maintained by the Local County Council.
This table is designed as a guide but please check with settings directly to make sure the information is correct. To find childcare in Norfolk outside of the Fakenham SureStart area click here.
If you need any help with finding childcare, getting funding or visiting a local setting please call your SureStart team on 01328 864511 (option 1) or click here to email us.
Other Useful Links
- Click here to find out about Free Early Learning & Childcare for 2 year olds in Norfolk
- Click here to find out about Free Early Learning & Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds in Norfolk
- Click here to search the Norfolk Directory for childcare or other services