What is the Family information Service?
We provide free information, advice and support on all aspects of family life, whether you are expecting a baby, have young children or teenagers, we can support you in the role as parent, carer or any other family member.
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The Shropshire childcare finder
Shropshire Family Information Service (FIS) now have comprehensive information on registered childcare providers in Shropshire available on the Shropshire Family Information Directory website.
Please also feel free to contact us by telephone or email and we can send you the information you need.
Information on all aspects of childcare, early years and play settings in Shropshire including, childminders, day nurseries, pre-school playgroups, out of school activities and clubs, holiday play schemes and carer and toddler groups.
Help and advice on how to choose a quality setting to meet the needs of your child or young person.
Information on organisations which can offer advice and support on some of the issues or concerns any family may encounter, including a wide range of information for parents of children with disabilities or additional needs.
Finance and Benefits
Information on help available towards the costs of childcare and other family benefits, including free nursery education funding, tax credits, care to learn and employer childcare vouchers.
Additional support for parents and carers who are struggling to find childcare that meets the needs of their family, or who are finding it hard to access services.
An online database featuring local and national organisations and services that exist to support families, covering topics such as, events and activities, drugs and alcohol, health and safety, disabilities and additional needs and family.
You can also add details of a local event, social or support groups or organisations.
An extensive resource library of leaflets, booklets, and publications on a wide variety of topics.
Events, drop ins or one to one appointments with members of staff in the local community, held in a variety of locations such as libraries, schools, children’s centres, health clinics.
Childcare Careers and Training
Information on the wide range of career opportunities in early years, childcare and play, and the training and support available to help you reach your goal.
Support for prospective, new and existing childcare providers including free advertising, regular newsletters and providing a vital link between providers and parents and carers looking for childcare.
Providing support and a central point of contact for all related agencies working with and supporting children, young people and families.