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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. There is no face to face support due…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Info for Parents

We have put together some advice and information for Parents and Carers in relation to the Coronavirus.

Find Children's Centres and Bright Start Services

Coronavirus update: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.Find out what's going on for families with under 5s in your area and online, from 1 June 2021, on your local Bright Start timetable: Bright Start North, Bright Start Central, Bright Start…

Finding and choosing childcare, how to apply

Covid-19: latest guidance on childcare for parents and carers from gov.uk  You can use this directory to find childcare. Or contact our friendly Family Information Service team: 020 7527 5959; email See also our information on Paying for Childcare and Free early learning and childcare for 2, 3 and 4…

Free childcare and early learning for 2, 3 & 4 year olds - free 15 hours, free 30 hours

Quick links to apply for free early education and childcare: 15 hours free for some 2-year-olds 15 hours free for all 3- and 4-year-olds 30 hours free for some 3- and 4-year-olds Some families can get 15 hours free childcare and early education, per week…

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…

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…

Holidays - childcare and things to do

Holiday playschemes will be running during the summer holidays, 2021 for all children, following government guidance. Parents can book paying places direct with providers. Free places for vulnerable children can be booked by practitioners direct with providers. Holiday playschemes, Summer 2021 Elizabeth House, N5 1EDMonday to Friday, 26…

Information for families, Islington FIS

Free, impartial information and advice for families with children and young people aged 0-25 and the practitioners who work with them.  Phone: 020 7527 5959 (answer phone outside 9am to 4pm)Email: fis@islington.gov.ukFollow us on Facebook  

Paying for childcare

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides information and advice about paying for childcare. You can phone the FIS on 020 7527 5959, or email Childcare Choices, provides a helpful summary of paying for childcare options, including Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare. Find out if you…

Registering a Birth

Legally you need to register a birth within 42 days at the Register Office in the area where the baby was born. Find out what you need to do to register your baby's birth in Islington.

SEND in the Early Years

It is critical that there is no delay in the early years in identifying the need for, and making any necessary special educational provision. Delay can give rise to loss of self-esteem, frustration and subsequent learning and behaviour difficulties. Early action is crucial to future…

Setting up a Nursery

If you are interested in setting up a nursery in Islington, you will want to consider where there migt be a demand for childcare. Islington's Childcare Sufficiency Assessment will give you an indication of which areas of Islington have a need for further childcare. Islington is…

Working with children

Islington's Family Information Service (FIS) provides a jobs bulletin every two weeks showing vacancies with nurseries, schools, and all children and young people's services. If you would like to subscribe to the jobs bulletin, please email fis@islington.gov.uk including your phone number in the email. The Early…