Is there a lack of childcare in your area?
Are you new to the area and do not know where to look?
Have you been unable to find the childcare you need for any reason?
Do you need childcare at short notice?
Are you struggling to find childcare to access the funded 2, 3 and 4 year old scheme?
Or perhaps you need someone to talk to a childcare provider on your behalf?
If the answer is yes to any of the above, then we can help you.
Our specialist brokerage staff at the Families Information Service (FIS) can discuss your needs in detail and support you in making decisions around childcare. We offer free, confidential and accurate information, advice and support which includes:
We may be able to help you if the answer is yes to any of the above.
The service along with all Families Information Service information is free. Please be mindful that at busy periods we may have to work on a priority of need basis.
Please get in contact today should you need any support in this area, we are waiting to help you. You can get in touch through phone, email or book an appointment with us dependent on availability.
Phone - 01332 640758
Email - FIS@derby.gov.uk
The Childcare Act 2006
Section 12 (5) of the Childcare Act 2006 requires all local authorities to provide assistance to parents or prospective parents who use or propose to use childcare. The Act states: 'further assistance should be offered where parents do not find childcare that readily meets their needs or would face difficulty in using the service'.
Please note that this service is for parents/carers who have previously tried to find childcare and need extra support and help.
To find out what help is available with paying for childcare, you may want to visit the government Childcare Choices site.