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Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Here you will find copies of our Family Information Service Newsletters: FIS newsletter autumn 2022 edition FIS newsletter summer 2022 edition FIS newsletter spring 2022 edition FIS newsletter winter 2021 edition FIS newsletter autumn 2021 edition FIS newsletter summer 2021 edition FIS newsletter spring 2021…

Family Information Service updates: COVID-19

We have created this page to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people.  We will add any relevant updates from specific services as they become available.  If your service would like to update this…

Grandparents as childcarers

Grandparents sometimes decide to care for their grandchildren. On the following link you can learn about National Insurance (NI) credits if you are caring for a family member under the age of 12: Specified Adult Childcare credits: fact sheet - GOV.UK  In addition: Looking after…

Grandparents as childminders

Grandparents sometimes decide to care for non-related children as well as their own grandchildren. For grandparents, this decision can mean an extra source of income and professional development. For parents, this can provide extra comfort in the knowledge that their child’s carer will get continued…

Helpful information when choosing a childminder

Below you can access useful information about childminders: A childminder is a person providing care for one or more children aged between birth and 18, to whom they are not related, for reward, in someone’s home (usually their own). They are allowed to care for…

Holiday clubs and playschemes

Holiday clubs and playschemes provide safe and stimulating play opportunities for school age children at times when schools are not open. Normally, these can offer a wide range of activities such as sports, outdoor and indoor games, arts, crafts and drama. These typically cater for children…

Hungry Little Minds - campaign toolkit

Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a key priority for the government and a cornerstone of building a country that works for everyone. Some of the poorest children in the UK start school months behind their peers and the gap can grow through…

Information leaflets

The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds in Westminster. You can also access a subtitled version in: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Kurdish, Somali, Sorani, Tigrinya. WCC funded early education and childcare leaflet…

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

Keeping children safe at home (RoSPA)

The following guide by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), provides useful tips and advice on how to keep children safe at home.  You can also access this guide in Dari and in Pashto.  Keeping children safe at home guide