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Information about our family information service
The Family Information Service (FIS) is a dedicated team within Barking and Dagenham council. The team provide free, confidential, impartial advice and guidance on childcare including:
FIS works closely with children’s centres, Jobcentre Plus, family services, libraries and many more to support children, young people, families and people who work with families.
For further information and help finding childcare please contact us, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm:
We have a number of early education settings in Barking and Dagenham. Over 50 of our nurseries, childminders and pre-schools are rated good or outstanding. Many local parents are taking the opportunity to send their 2, 3 and 4 year old’s to one using the free offer. Find out about:
Free early learning
Family Information - Online is our complete directory of Ofsted registered childcare providers in Barking and Dagenham. It also offers information on services, support and activities in Barking and Dagenham and national information to help parents, carers, families and practitioners.
Family Information – Online
If you work for an organisation that has activities or services for children, young people and families and want to be included in the directory then please register as a provider on Family Information - Online.
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