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Informal childcare

Young children need security and routine in their lives but you don’t have to be the only one who cares for them. You may need to go out to work or you may feel that having time apart will help them learn new skills and also encourage their growing sense of independence.

Even if your child’s already attending a registered nursery, childminder or other early learning and childcare centre, you may also want or need friends and family to help out from time to time too. Here are some tips for ensuring you and your child’s other carers are all on the same page when it comes to looking after your wee one.

Last updated: 26 Oct, 2023