Services in families (1265)

  1. 11 by 11

    What is 11 by 11?   11 by 11 is a free programme of creative and cultural activities for children, young people and teachers.   It is a borough wide commitment for schools, cultural organisations and council services to work together to ensure the access…
  2. Baby on the way? Next steps

    Having a baby is one of the most incredible parts of a person’s life. You might be feeling a mixture of emotions, ranging from excited and happy, to nervous and overwhelmed. That’s why Bright Start Islington is with you every step of the way, from…
  3. Becoming a childminder

    For those wishing to become a childminder in Islington, the Early Years and Childcare team offer a pathway to becoming registered with Ofsted. The free support provided is a mixture of essential information, training and ongoing advice. To find out more join one of our…
  4. Bright Start New Parents Group

    The Bright Start New Parents Group is available to all parents in Islington who have babies under 4 months old.  The group is a welcoming and friendly space where new parents have the opportunity to meet other new parents in their local area. It is…
  5. Early Help services for families in Islington

    Bright Start 0-5 Support for families from pregnancy until your child is five. Family Support Surgeries, Monday-Friday between 9am-12noon: if you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance our family engagement workers are still here to talk over the phone. If lines are…
  6. Early Years SEN Funding Panel

    The purpose of additional SEND Funding Many children with special educational needs and disability may benefit from additional support/intervention. In the first instance this must be organised by the early years setting where existing provision resources and other non-financial support currently available from other external…
  7. Feeding your baby

    Breastmilk or first infant formula is the best source of all the food and fluid your baby needs in the first 6 months of life. If you are breastfeeding, breastmilk will continue to give your baby extra protection against illness, for as long as you…
  8. Find Children's Centres and Bright Start Services

    Bright Start Islington is our name for services for under fives and their families and includes our Start for Life (from conception to 2) and Family Hubs offer. Find children's centres, and discover what's going on for families with under 5s including indoor, outdoor and online…
  9. Foster a child

    Fostering is caring for someone else’s child in your own home. Foster carers look after babies, children and young people who are often distressed about being separated from their family. Foster carers keep children healthy and safe and help them develop their life skills. Being…
  10. Grow my Brain: your baby's development

    Baby development Research shows that babies who feel safe and secure experience better brain development, even when they're still inside their mother’s tummy. Watch these eight short videos for ideas of loving interactions you can do with your baby, before and after they’re born, to…
  11. Help for Families New to Islington

    Have you recently moved to Islington and have children aged 0-25?  For information about support and services available in your new local area, contact Islington FIS (Family Information Service). Useful links: 1. Activities and support for families with Under 5s at Bright Start Islington venues 2. Finding childcare: Islington…
  12. Help for New Parents in Islington

    If you have just had a baby and need information about support and services available in your local area, contact Islington FIS (Family Information Service). Islington FIS helps families with children aged 0-25. Useful links for new parents 1. Registering the birth of your child 2. New…
  13. Helping your child to learn

    There are a range of local and national resources, services and activities to help parents support their child's development and learning. Parents can sign up for the Bright Start Bright Ideas newsletter, which is full of tips and ideas on how to support with early…
  14. Holidays - childcare and things to do

    Holiday childcare playschemes operate each holiday, apart from Christmas.  If you need information and advice about support with childcare costs, including tax-free childcare or childcare through Universal Credit, contact Islington's Family Information Service, 020 7527 5959; fis@islington.gov.uk or visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk  There are a limited number of…
  15. Home and family

    Support for you and your family Most families have problems at some time. This can include a serious illness, a death, money problems, family members not getting on, or finding it difficult to talk about problems. All this can affect you in different ways and…
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