Services in Families (1267)

  1. 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…
  2. Early Help services for families in Islington

    Bright Start 0-5 Support for families from pregnancy until your child is five. Family Support Surgeries, Monday-Friday between 9am-12noon: if you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance our family engagement workers are still here to talk over the phone. If lines are…
  3. 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…
  4. 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…
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. Holidays - childcare and things to do

    Holiday childcare playschemes operate each holiday, apart from Christmas. Summer Holiday 2022 Elizabeth House N5 1ED Monday 25th July to Friday 26th August, 9am to 5:30pm Age: Reception to Year 9Hours: 9am to 5.30pmCost: £20 daily (£10 concessions)Enquiries: 020 7690 1300Booking: childrensactivities@elizabeth-house.org.uk or via website Hanley…
  8. 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  
  9. 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…
  10. 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.
  11. 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…
  12. Services for disabled children in Islington

    Islington's Disabled Children's Services are made up of teams of education, health and social care professionals working together to support disabled children and their families. You can find full details of the support services available for families with disabled children on Islington's SEND Local Offer directory.
  13. 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…
  14. Starting Solids

    The first time a baby eats solid foods is a new chapter in your baby’s life and can be both exciting and a little scary. The good thing is that if you wait until your baby shows that they are ready, it will be much…
  15. Working with children

    Islington's Family Information Service (FIS) provides a jobs bulletin (available in downloads) 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…
  16. Worried about a child?

    If you are worried about a child, that they may be experiencing neglect or abuse, whether it is a family member or someone living nearby, phone 020 7527 7400 at any time. Alternatively, you could speak to a teacher, headteacher, health visitor, school nurse or GP.…
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