Monmouthshire Family Information Service (FIS), a part of Monmouthshire County Council, is a free, impartial service available to parents, carers, families and professionals throughout Monmouthshire.
The Welsh Government requires every Local Authority to have a Family Information Service. In May 2013, Monmouthshire Family Information Service received the Families First Quality Start Award meaning the FIS exceeds the requirements of the Childcare Act 2006 and are able to provide information to families at a high standard.
Monmouthshire Family Information Service provides comprehensive information on all forms of local childcare
We also provide information on other types of activity including dance classes, general activities, sports activities and more.
We only provide the basic details about each childcare provider in Monmouthshire. It is your responsibility to contact the childcare providers, ask the appropriate questions and visit if necessary in order to find out if the service or provider you are interested in will suit your needs.
We also provide information on the following:
Latest News - you will find news about new groups, forthcoming events, half-term activities and more on our new scrolling banner at the top of the home page.
Services for Children and Families - This section includes loads of information from additional needs support, child safety, financial support, places of interest and more.
Job Vacancies - occasionally we'll have information about Childcare or childcare related vacancies. Don't forget to check out this section.
Nursery Admissions and Early Education funding information.
The 30 hours Childcare Offer for Wales - find out about the free scheme for 3 and 4 year olds, designed to complement the early education funding.
If you know of any activity, service or event for children and families that is not on this site, please let us know by completing the 'Submit An Event or Service' form.
If you have any questions about any of the information found on this site, or have an enquiry you can complete the contact us form or email us ([email protected])
What you can expect from Monmouthshire Family Information Service:
A customer-friendly service delivered by an experienced Family Information Officer
An up to date website (changes are made daily)
A written response to your email enquiries within five working days
Your service details added to the FIS database within five working days.
Our contact details are:
Monmouthshire Family Information Service, J Block, County Hall, Rhadyr, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1GA
Monmouthshire Family Information Service, a section of Monmouthshire County Council, seeks to ensure that information contained in these pages, in our social media outlets and on any printed or verbally communicated information is accurate. No liability, or responsibility, however, is accepted arising from reliance upon the information contained in these web pages. Please check any information found in this website by using the Childcare Provider or Service contact details provided. It is your responsibility to ask the appropriate questions to find out if the service or provider you are interested in will suit your needs.
Please note that Monmouthshire Family Information Service is not responsible for the content of external websites or maps. Links are for information purposes only. A link does not imply an endorsement of the linked site or its contents.
Monmouthshire Family Information Service holds and processes personal information in accordance with all current data protection legislation. Monmouthshire Family Information Service is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. A Privacy Notice detailing how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy can be found here.
Monmouthshire Family Information Service uses Social Media, including Twitter and Facebook, to promote events and services to parents and carers in and around Monmouthshire. Comments made by individuals do not necessarily represent the views of the service as a whole or views of the Employer.
All FIS materials (online and print) are produced in English. The service is supportive of the requirements under the Welsh language standards and will aim to make all information available in Welsh, where possible.
This site has been made independently. It has not been made in conjunction with Monmouthshire County Council but has been designed to provide a comprehensive service to parents and families in and beyond the Monmouthshire community.
If you wish to make any feedback about anything you see on the Monmouthshire Family Information Service Website, you can complete our contact us form.
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