Help With Childcare


The Family Information Service

The Family Information Service (FIS) is the first point of contact for local information and advice for parents and families.

They provide information and support about services including childcare (and costs), health, things to do, additional needs, education, parenting and more.

They can link you with groups in your area and expert advice and support services where needed.


Flying Start

Flying Start provides a range of services to families to help their children get the best start in life.

If you live in a Flying Start area with a child under 4 years of age you are entitled to parenting support.

You can access free part-time childcare for 2-3 year olds, parenting support, enhanced Health Visiting service and support for your child’s speech, language and communication.

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Other Services Available

  • Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) – The CSSIW is responsible for inspecting social care and social services in Wales, including childminders, nurseries, homes for older people, and more. Find the care service and/or inspection report you want here.
  • PACEY – PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. They have a helpful section on choosing childcare and how you can train as a childminder.
  • Mudiad Methrin – Mudiad Meithrin is a voluntary organisation specialising in Welsh-medium early years provisions. It aims to give every young child in Wales the opportunity to benefit from early years services and experiences through the medium of Welsh.


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Your Questions About Childcare