Childcare and early education funding

Welcome to our new website. You may have previously known us as ‘Southend Information Point (SHIP)'. Don’t worry we have all the same information as the old site. 

There are many different types of childcare available in Southend including nurseries, pre-schools and childminders. These offer either full day or sessional care based in a variety of settings or a home environment.

In this section you will find details of childcare providers within the Borough, as well as information on the different types of childcare, help paying for childcare, and the different options which are available to you and your child.

To find Childcare outside of the borough please use the National Childcare Finder tool - Click here to go to the webpage