Manchester City Council

Manchester's thoughts and sympathies

Manchester is showing its sympathy with the family and friends of Labour MP and Father of The House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman who passed away aged 86.

Sign the online Book of condolence.

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Schools, education & childcare Advice on choosing a childcare provider

Entrusting a stranger with your child is a big step, so before you choose a provider you may want to consider the following tips:

  • give yourself plenty of time to choose - holiday playschemes, for example, get booked up in advance
  • ask other parents for recommendations
  • make appointments to visit two or three providers to compare what's on offer, and get a feel for the staff
  • think about your child's personality and interests - what environment will they prefer?
  • check opening times, holiday dates and costs

Help & Support Manchester is a good starting point for finding a childcare provider in Manchester.

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