Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by the HM Government. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • PDF documents within the Childcare Providers toolkit section are not fully accessible to screen reader software. These are non-essential documents and are for Childcare Providers only.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Childcare Choices is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard, due to the 'exemptions’ listed below.

Non-accessible content

Disproportionate burden

We have developed a range of communications tools to help Childcare Providers promote 30 hours and Tax-Free childcare. These consist of PDFs and images purely for Childcare Providers, and not essential for the general public.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the accessibility issues with PDFs. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20 March 2024. It was last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

This website was last tested on 18 March 2024 against the WCAG 2.2 AA standard.

The test was carried out by Big Blue Door using automated testing tools. A further audit of the website was carried out to the WCAG 2.2 AA standard. The full accessibility test report is available at request.