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Day nurseries provide care, play and some education for children
aged less than 5 years.
There are different types of nurseries: private, community or
council-run. They must be inspected and registered by the Office
for Standards in Education (Ofsted).
Rates will vary across the country. Medway
Family Information Service will be able to give you
up-to-date local costs.
All 3 and 4 year-olds, and some 2 year-olds, in Medway
are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery
education for 38 weeks of the year.
All offer part-time places and up to full daycare, Monday to
Friday, 8am to 6pm.
Choosing the right nursery
When you visit a nursery for the first time, have your list of
Look at our childcare checklist for
Your child should experience learning and development activities
suitable for their age.
For more information
The Family Information Service directory has a list of