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Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Early Years & Childcare

Childcare ChoicesView all services in this category Reading Family Information Service

If you would like to complete the 2021 Childcare Survey, an annual survey Brighter Futures for Children must carry out to make sure there is sufficient high-quality, flexible and affordable childcare to meet the needs of our local community. Please use the following link Brighter Futures for Children Childcare Survey 2021 (surveymonkey.co.uk) survey ends 26th September 2021. By completing this survey you will be given the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win a £50 Love2shop gift card.

Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child's development, allowing them to become independent, to mix with other children and to learn new things. But choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, particularly if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).

Under 'view all services' you will find a list of childcare providers who have completed their Local Offer, which provides parents and carers with additional information on how that childcare setting can support a child or young person with SEND. To view all childcare settings in Reading visit - www.readingfis/childcare

Last reviewed June 2021

Holiday Activity Fund

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - find out more by visiting Brighter Futures for Children 

Free Early Years Childcare Education Funding

Free Early Education and Childcare - Information on free childcare for 2 year olds (including how to check your eligibility), this includes children who receive Disability Living Allowance or have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), free early education sessions for 3 and 4 year olds.

Coronavirus - Latest news for families (links to easy read tabs)

Reading Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service (FIS) offers comprehensive information for parent/carers looking for appropriate childcare, support in finding childcare for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and provide assistance with finding appropriate childcare via our brokerage service. Contact FIS 0118 9373777 (option 2) fis@reading.gov.uk