Families Information Service
Stockton Families Information Service (FIS) is a free and impartial service which provides up-to-date and accurate information and advice to help you choose the childcare that best suits your needs and that of your child including:
- Day Nurseries
- Out of School Clubs
- Parent & Toddler Groups
We can also help with any queries you may have about working and child tax credits, salary sacrifice and other financial support that is available to pay for childcare, including the Free Early Education Entitlement for 3 & 4 Year Olds in Stockton.
Ever considered working with children? If so, we can help you find out about training and qualifications needed to work in childcare and also becoming a registered childminder.
The Service also works in partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Complex and Additional Needs Team and Stockton United for Change (SUFC), a parent participation group set up under the Aiming High for Disabled Children agenda.
Stockton Families Information Service text message service
We operate a text messaging service to alert parents and carers of events, activities, training, etc as well as producing factsheets with information, support and advice for families who have a child/young person/adult with a disability, complex/additional or special educational need.
If you would like to sign up for the text service, please text the letters SUFC to 88802.
Stockton Directory - for families
The FIS also maintains a website which has information on services and activities for children, young people, parents and carers, practitioners and professionals and the wider community. It contains information and contact details for organisations and groups offering help and advice on a range of services including:
- Sports & Leisure
- Things to Do/Places to Go
- Money Matters
- Specialist Support groups
- Parenting Support
- Health & Family Issues
- Disabilities/complex/additional needs
Contact: Stockton Families Information Service Contact
16 Church Road,
Tel: (01642) 527225
Fax: (01642) 526607