Family Services

Family Information Service The Oxfordshire Family Information Service provides information and support for children, young people and families in the county. They can give free information, advice and assistance on:

• finding and paying for childcare
• play and leisure for children, young people and families
• working parents’ (maternity and paternity) rights and options
• help for families with disabled children
• family and parenting support
• the schools admission process

They also support professionals in their work with children, young people and families by providing a centralised information resource to help guide customers to the services and information that they need.

Their Family Information Service Directory lists:

• registered childcare providers
• early education providers
• family support providers
• activities for children and families, including for children with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN)

CWCC Chalgrove and Watlington Children’s Centre is a one-stop shop for all young children with their mums, dads, childminders and other carers. They are a place to play and have fun with your children, to get information, advice, support and good company.

They provide a chance for your child to:
• start to play with other children
• try doing new things with you
• make a mess on someone else’s floor!

And for you to:
• relax and meet other parents and carers
• pick up ideas to support you as a parent

Find out more about:
• how children grow and learn
• where to get specialist support and advice
• how to access training and work opportunities and childcare
• what childcare and tax credits can offer you