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There are different types of childcare available in Stockton to meet yours and your child's needs.

Ofsted visits all registered childcare providers to make sure that standards are being met and that children are safe. You can check the Ofsted inspection grade and report for the childcare provider you are considering on the Ofsted website

Childcare provision map

The childcare provision map provides an overview of where childcare settings and schools are located across the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. View our map of childcare in Stockton-on-Tees. (PDF) [15MB]


Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2023 (CSA)

The Childcare Act 2006 and 2016 and the associated statutory guidance for local authorities on Early Education and Childcare - June 2018, requires Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to secure sufficient childcare, as far as is reasonably practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0 to 14 (or up to 18 for disabled children) and to report annually to elected council members on how the council is meeting its duty to secure sufficient childcare. Read the Childcare Sufficiency Report 2023. (PDF) [981KB]


Use the following categories to view childcare options and further information.


Types of childcare

Information on the different types of childcare including the age groups they are suitable for.

Day nurseries

View our directory listings of day nurseries in Stockton-on-Tees.

School nurseries

View our directory listings of school nurseries in Stockton-on-Tees.

Before and after school groups

View our directory listings of before and after school groups in Stockton-on-Tees.


View our directory listings of childminders in Stockton-on-Tees.

Pre-school playgroups

View our directory listings of pre-school playgroups in Stockton-on-Tees.

All early years and childcare directory listings

View all local early years and childcare provider directory listings and related early years and childcare organisations and services.

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