There is a range of childcare providers available on the Islands:

  • Five Islands School Nursery Class provides registered sessional pre-school education for 3 and 4 year olds. Families must enrol at the Five Island School the term before their child is due to start.
  • Craftikids Day Care provides registered day care for 0 to 5 year olds.  Open all year, and welcomes visiting children subject to availability.
  • Childminders – There are childminding services catering for island and visiting children.
  • A range of holiday activities for children, full time in school up to age 16 are provided.  Visiting children welcome subject to availability.  Events will be advertised on our Events page.
  • There are various out of school clubs such as table tennis, football, Judo, dancing and many more.


Funded Childcare for Two Year Olds

Up to 10 hours of free early learning and childcare for two year olds is available for parents on Scilly at an Ofsted registered childcare provider.  For full details on this offer please click here.


Funded Three & Four Year Old Entitlement

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education each week for 38 weeks of the year.  You can start claiming free early education the term following their third birthday.  These hours can be claimed in up to two settings - these hours can be taken at Five Island School Nursery Class, CraftiKids Day Care and all Ofsted rated Good plus Childminders.



A Guide to Safe Babysitting is available to help parents make informed choices about babysitting.  


Off Island Access

Funding for families from the off-islands to access services is available, for more information please contact the Children's Services Team.