Information for Families

Information for Families

Bradford Families Information Service can help you to find:

  • Childcare and Early Education

  • Activities for children with additional needs

  • Signposting to parenting and family support services

We provide free, impartial and up-to-date information and advice to parents and carers children and young people from birth to 19 years (or up to 25 years with additional needs).


Talk to Us

Helpline: 01274 437503

Eastern European Helpline:  01274 434905



Or text:  'childcare' to 07781472076 and we will call you back

Childcare Choices

Childcare Choices ( together all the government childcare offers for the first time, helping parents find the right childcare support to suit them this includes two new initiatives launched in 2017:

30 hours free childcare for eligible 3 and 4 year olds launched in September 2017.

Tax-Free Childcare was introduced in April 2017 and is gradually being rolled out.

Schools and other organisations can share this site with parents as a place where they canget information about all the financial help availabe to pay for childcare and apply fr the two new initiatives above.

Here is a suggested e-mail you could send your parents or to put onto your website

Subject line: Government launches new schemes to help with childcare costs

Dear Parent,

Are you looking for support with childcare costs?

Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.

Use the Childcare Calculator at to see what offers are available to support you and your family.

As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours – two new offerslaunched in 2017.

To find out more about the new and existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website today



Care to Learn Funding

Did you know that Care to Learn Funding is still available for a parent under 20 to help fund childcare costs whilst studying?

This can be up to £160 per child per week.

You can get Care to Learn if:

  • you’re a parent under 20 at the start of your course

  • you’re the main carer for your child

  • you live in England

  • you’re either a British citizen or a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country

You can get an application pack by calling the Learner Support Helpline on 0800 121 8989 or for further information please visit the Direct website

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