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Childcare advice

Whatever type of care you're considering for your child, we can give you free, independent and unbiased advice about all of the childcare options available in South Tyneside.

If you need more help, please contact the Families Information Service on 0800 783 4645 or via email at

Help paying for childcare

Tax-Free Childcare, Universal Credit or Tax Credits can be used with 15 hours free childcare or 30 hours free childcare.

Please speak to your childcare provider about any additional charges that may apply.

For more information please visit:

Childcare Choices


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  • Families Information Service
  • Town Hall and Civic Offices
    Westoe Road
    South Shields
    Tyne & Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

  • 0800 783 4645

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