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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…

Choosing Services and Activities: Keeping Children Safe

Worried about a child? Call Islington’s Children’s Services Contact Team on 020 7527 7400. If you think a child might be at risk from harm please tell us so we can keep them safe and support their family. Calls will be taken by trained professionals.…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Info for Parents

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

Early Help Services for families in Islington

Coronavirus update: If you have a family support worker they will continue to remain in contact with you during this period. If you would like to speak to a Bright Start family support worker please email: brightstartwest@islington.gov.uk; brightstarteast@islington.gov.uk; brightstartsouth@islington.gov.uk If you are not sure which Bright…

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…

Esol Classes

Find Esol classes on the Adult and Community Learning website. Esol classes are also available at City and Islington College. The Family Information Service also keeps information on Esol Classes which are occasionally run at a range of voluntary sector organisations. Please call 020 7527…

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 11.6.20. 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…

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…

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…