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Early Years & Childcare

Childcare ChoicesView all services in this category Reading Family Information Service

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families

Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child's development, allowing them to become independent, to mix with other children and to learn new things. But choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, particularly if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).

Under 'view all services' you will find a list of childcare providers who have completed their Local Offer, which provides parents and carers with additional information on how that childcare setting can support a child or young person with SEND. To view all childcare settings in Reading visit - www.readingfis/childcare

Last reviewed August 2022

Holiday Activity Fund

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - find out more by visiting Brighter Futures for Children 

Free Early Years Childcare Education Funding

Free Early Education and Childcare - Information on free childcare for 2 year olds (including how to check your eligibility), this includes children who receive Disability Living Allowance or have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), free early education sessions for 3 and 4 year olds.

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Reading Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service (FIS) offers comprehensive information for parent/carers looking for appropriate childcare, support in finding childcare for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and provide assistance with finding appropriate childcare via our brokerage service. Contact FIS 0118 9373777 (option 2) fis@reading.gov.uk