Nurseries are available to look after children from about 2-5
years old, before they start
There are many nurseries in the UK, and charges vary. You may even
find a nursery is provided by your college. Some college nurseries
are free, while others charge commercial rates.
Children normally start school education at 4-5 years in the UK.
Schooling is compulsory. It is possible to choose which school your
child goes to and so in the preceding year it is worth making some
preliminary investigations. Start by visiting schools and asking
other parents about their views.
Clothes and toys
Clothes and toys can often be very expensive in the UK. If you
are looking for a cheaper alternative, try charity shops, jumble
sales and clothes swaps. Look in your local newspaper, libraries
and notice boards for details.
It is particularly useful and important to register with your
local medical practitioner if you have young children. The health
visitor from the local practice can be a helpful support and source
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Additional local information provided by Friends International in Guildford, 2007.