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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.

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service Website This website is run by the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service through our third party supplier Open Objects (part of the Idox Group.) We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For…

Feedback and your participation (Local Offer)

We want to hear your views on how we can improve the Local Offer. Simply fill in the form below or email us on fisdigital@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. People without online access can call us on 01296 383293, complete a feedback form from a local library or speak to a professional and…

Concerns or complaints about childminders and childcare providers

Ofsted are responsible for the regulation of childminders and childcare providers in England. Information about concerns and complaints to Ofsted helps them to identify where a registered person may not be meeting the requirements of registration. Ofsted will check to ensure that the registered person…

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…

Funded childcare for 2 year olds

Early Education Funding for 2-year-olds Funded childcare is available for eligible 2-year-olds, for 15 hours a week during the school term. Children will have fun, in a safe and nurturing environment and it will help them to socialise and make friends. If your child is eligible, they…

Specified Adult Childcare credits

Specified Adult Childcare credits are National Insurance (NI) credits. They work by transferring the NI credit attached to Child Benefit from the Child Benefit recipient such a parent or main carer, to a specified adult, usually a grandparent or family member. Specified Adult Childcare credits are…

Buckinghamshire Adult learning: Apprenticeships (Information for Parents)

Apprenticeships – Information for parents  It has never been more important for parents to help their children make the most of opportunities in life.  Once they are ready to leave school there is a huge amount of choice and making a decision can be challenging.…

Funded childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All children are entitled to attend a funded part-time early education place from the term after their third birthday until they start school. Childcare can be offered by private, independent and voluntary providers as well as childminders and schools. 30 hours childcare commenced in Buckinghamshire in September 2017. The…