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COVID-19 rates in Stockton-on-Tees are very high so the Government has named it, along with the rest of the North East, an Enhanced Response Area. Find out more on our Enhanced Response Area page.
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Every single child in the Borough is important to us and we are determined to give every child the very best start in life.


Stockton Families Information Service

Stockton Families Information Service is a free and impartial service which provides up to date and accurate information on Ofsted registered childcare, early year’s education and family services in Stockton.

A list of Ofsted registered childcare in Stockton can be found within the Stockton Information Directory or by contacting the Families Information Service on telephone: 01642 527225 or email: [email protected].


Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

We have a duty to produce a report on childcare available in the area on a yearly basis, this document is called the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment.

View the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for further information.



Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and they are independent and impartial. Ofsted inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Visit the GOV.UK website for further information on Ofsted.

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