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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice and Support for families

During these challenging times, the Family Support Service and your local Family Information Service are here to assist and support families. We are pulling together resources, information, and guidance which we will keep updated on a regular basis. Advice and Support from your Council > COVID-19/Coronavirus…

Child Contact Centres

A contact centre is a neutral place where children of separated families can enjoy contact with their non-resident parents and sometimes other family members, in a comfortable and safe environment.

About The Buckinghamshire Family Information Service (BFIS)

BFIS offers free, impartial information to families with children aged 0 to 19 years (or up to 25 years with a special educational need or disability), young people and professionals.  We are the principal service for information to parents/carers for the Local Authority (LA), Buckinghamshire Council…

COVID-19 Education Information for Parents and Carers

In this section, you will find information and guidance to support you whilst looking after your families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exam Stress

Taking exams is stressful! You may be feeling a weight of expectation from your family, school, university or workplace to succeed. You may be afraid you're not good enough, or haven't worked hard enough. A little bit of exam stress is good because it motivates…

Paying for childcare

Information on the benefits, schemes and allowances that may help towards your childcare costs. Also find: links to calculators to work out how much you may save and who to speak to for further help. Is your child 2, 3 or 4 years old?  All…

Early Years Education

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. The EYFS only applies to schools…

4-Star Recommendation for BFIS and The Council

Here at the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service (BFIS) we are delighted to receive full marks for our information on finding childcare. We were one of only 15% of council services surveyed by Socitm Better Connected to receive the 4-star rating.  What did the reviewer say?…

Local Offer

Buckinghamshire's Local Offer for SEND Here you can find information about what is available in Buckinghamshire for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).