Free places, extra help if you're working
If your council day-care is closing, and you (and your partner if you have one) work, you could get special help to cover extra childcare costs.
You can get free early-years education for 15 hours a week during school term time.
You could get free care for 15 hours a week in certain circumstances.
If you work at least 16 hours a week you could get a tax credit to help with childcare costs. Some employers offer childcare vouchers to help cover costs - they can save you over £1500 a year.