Early Years and Childcare

Bedford Borough's Early Years Team is committed to ensuring children and families have access to good quality support and advice from pregnancy through to starting school.

Bedford Borough Children's Centres work in partnership with midwives, health visitors, childcare providers, schools, Job Centre Plus and local voluntary groups to provide a variety of services from pregnancy to five years in a fun, family friendly and safe environment.

We have a range of childcare providers offering childcare from 0-5 years, who also offer two, three and four year old funding, and ensure each child has a smooth transition to school.

In the Borough, there are many out of school care providers offering wrap around care at the beginning and end of school day, and during the school holidays.

The Bedford Borough Family Information Service hold details of registered childcare, Children’s Centres and activities for under 5s. We provide free, impartial and confidential information, advice and guidance to help you find the services you need. Please contact us via the website or call 0800 023 2057 (Freephone helpline).