Childcare and parenting

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From childcare and early years education to fostering, adoption and more. This information is provided by Family Information Service Denbighshire.

Family Information Service phone number: 01745 815891

Coronavirus update

Activity ideas for pre-school children

Our Flying Start, Early Education, Family Link Workers and the Pre-School Additional Learning Needs teams have produced some activity ideas to keep your pre-school children busy during this difficult time. Activities will be updated every two weeks and are available on our Denbighshire Early Years Facebook page (external website). We are here to help. 

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Services and information

Family Information Service (FIS) Training

Information about the Family Information Service (FIS) Training available for childcare settings.

Childcare for parents

Search for childcare in Denbighshire and find out about help with the cost.

Childcare for providers

Find out how to become a childcare provider in Denbighshire.

30 Hours free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds can get 30 hours of funded childcare a week through the Childcare Offer for Wales.

Benefits, grants and money advice

Benefits and grants you may be entitled to plus information and advice.

Early education - 10 hours free education

Your child may be eligible for 10 hours free education if they attend a playgroup or day nursery after their 3rd birthday.

Activities and events

We run lots of events and activities for children and families across Denbighshire, all year round.

Additional learning needs and disabilities for childcare settings

All childcare providers in Denbighshire offer care for children with additional learning needs and children with disabilities.

Childcare sufficiency assessment

We have a responsibility to make sure that there is sufficient childcare in Denbighshire to meet the needs of working parents.

Family Link workers

Denbighshire Family Link Workers work closely with families, pre-school settings and schools to make sure all children have a positive experience of education.

Play Sufficiency Assessment

View our Play Sufficiency Assessment.

Help with childcare costs

There is a wide range of financial support available to help you with the cost of childcare.

Parent and toddler groups

Parent and toddler groups are mainly for children under two and a half years old, accompanied by their parent or carer.

Flying Start

The aim of Flying Start is to help children to have the best possible start in life for their future growth and development.

Parenting. Give it time. (external website)

Parenting information and advice from

Fostering and adoption

If you want to provide a loving home for a child or young person, consider fostering or adopting.

Childcare settings providing Early Education

Information for Childcare settings providing Early Education.

Local Integrated Family Team (LIFT)

LIFT helps families with managing children’s challenging behaviour at home.