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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 including: Information SessionsCome to a short information session and…

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: Face-to-face services such as stay and plays, parenting programmes and health and well-being sessions have been postponed until further notice. Community midwifery clinics are continuing in children’s centres. Please contact your midwife directly if you have any questions. Bright Start online: We have developed…

Finding and choosing childcare, admissions

Latest guidance for parents and carers from gov.uk updated 1.09.20. Islington FIS, Family Information Service, has information about all childcare available in Islington. You can use this directory to find childcare, by going to the Childcare and early education section, or by adding 'childcare' to the keyword search…

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…

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

There will be a number of holiday playschemes open for childcare during October half-term. Details will be updated here shortly. Childminders can also provide holiday childcare. Use the directory to find a childminder in your area, or phone the Family Information Service for advice. For more information and help…

Islington FIS, Information for Families

Free, impartial information and advice for families with children and young people aged 0-25 and the practitioners who work with them.   

Nannies

The Family Information Service provides general advice and information about hiring a nanny, nanny sharing and au pairs, but cannot provide details of individuals or agencies. Nannies provide 'home childcare' which takes place in a child's home. Please note that unlike childminders, nannies do not…