Parents and carers
Each library has a special collection of materials to help you as a parent or carer. There are books about starting school, child health and development and much more.
Special library tickets for carers
If you are a childminder, preschool leader or foster carer you can have a special ticket for books to share with the children in your care.
- Childminders can borrow an additional 14 items, plus themed story boxes. Standard loan periods and charges apply.
- Preschool leaders can borrow up to 30 items, plus themed story boxes. Books are loaned for 100 days and non-book items for standard loan periods. Standard charges apply.
- Foster carers can borrow an additional 20 books for up to six weeks, 2 DVDs (U, PG and 12 certificates) free of charge and themed story boxes.
To obtain a childminder, preschool or foster carer library ticket you must show proof of name and address and your OFSTED or Local Authority registration documents.