Childcare and Early Years

Childcare advice from the Family Information Service

The Family Information Service provides free and impartial information and advice on: 

  • Ofsted registered childcare and early education
  • help you can get with childcare costs
  • free childcare and early education for 2, 3 and 4 years olds including 30 hours entitlement for working parents
  • how to become a childminder

We can provide information and advice on childcare options to suit you, your family and your work pattern. We hold a database of local providers, including:

  • childminders
  • nurseries
  • preschools
  • out of school clubs
  • holiday play schemes

We also have the local Family Information Directory which has details of many organisations and a wide range of services.

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Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8585

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