Families Information Service

A free information service for parents and carers on all aspects of family life. You can also find childcare in your local area using our online map.

Finding childcare

If you need help with finding childcare, the Families Information Service will be happy to help you. Contact us for help.

You can also search for childcare providers in your local area using our online map:

Search for childcare

The Families Information Service is a free and impartial information service that supports families with children and young people on all aspects of family life, including:

  • finding childcare
  • funded childcare places
  • how to get help with childcare costs
  • how to access Early Help

Special educational needs

Our SEND Local Offer section provides a range of information for those with children and young people up to 25 years old who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. 

Childcare market and sufficiency assessments

Every year we publish a report showing how we are meeting our statutory duty to provide enough childcare for the region. By assessing childcare supply and demand we can identify any areas which may have a shortage in childcare places.

Contact us for further information about these reports.