Sure Start Children’s Centres
Children’s centres are linked to maternity services. They provide family health and support services, early learning, and full-day or temporary care for children from birth to 5 years.
They also provide advice and information for parents on a range of issues, from parenting to training and employment opportunities. Some have special services for young parents.
Family Information Service
Your local Family Information Service (FIS) aims to help you support your children by providing a range of information specifically for parents.
Each FIS has close links with children’s centres, Jobcentre Plus, schools, careers advisers, youth clubs and libraries.
They offer information about local childcare services and availability, and can help you if you need childcare for a child with a disability or special needs.