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Help with Searching

The search bar lets you search using any combination of category, keywords and location.

  • Category - use this if you know the type of results you want to find

  • by Keywords - type one or more words to describe what you are looking for (e.g. housing)

  • by Location - use this to find results which serve your location.  Try a placename such as Fenham or a postcode.

Keyword Searching

Typing in a word or a few words into the Keywords box brings you back all entries that contain at least one of the words you have entered.  

Using double quotes (") around your search words brings back only results that contain those words as an exact phrase, for example:

"badminton club"

Using search filters

Once you have your search results, you may be able to improve them still further by selecting one or more of the search filters which are displayed in the Filter by section. These filters allow you to limit results by subject area, by age range and so on. The more use you make of the filters, the more focussed your results will be.

Using the map

The Show results on map button can be used to map all the search results currently on the page. This option can be useful if you are looking for a record in a particular area of the city. This option can be particularly effective if you also use the search by postcode function.

Searching for childcare

There are a number of additional options which you can use when searching for childcare.

School collection/ pickups

This filter can be used to narrow your search down by which childcare provider can drop off/ collect from particular schools.

2, 3 & 4 Year Old Places

Childcare search results can be narrowed down by which settings can offer the 2, 3 & 4 year old funding using this filter.

Has immediate vacancies

Search results can also be narrowed down by which childcare providers have told us that they have vacancies. Please check in the childcare record the date the setting last updated this information. 

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