Childcare and Early Years

Childcare and Early Years / Family Information Service

In the Family Information Service, we provide free and impartial information and advice on:

  • Ofsted registered childcare and early education
  • out of school clubs and holiday care
  • family support services
  • activities for children and young people
  • 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 and holiday play schemes in the local area.

We can also provide information about how to get help towards the cost of childcare, which includes Nursery Education Funding, Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits.

We also have the local Family Information Directory (link opens in new window) which has details of many organisations and a wide range of services.

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8585

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