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Childcare and early learning

Families Information Service

We provide information, advice and guidance to families across Cambridgeshire. We manage the Cambridgeshire Childcare Directory and offer one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25. Our advice is free, confidential and impartial.

We can help with:

  • finding childcare
  • understanding childcare funding options
  • childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and the SEND Local Offer

From April 2024, eligible working parents of 2-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours childcare support.

Careers in childcare

Working in childcare can be a rewarding role, supporting children and families. Childcare jobs are open to all, all ages and from all communities.

They include jobs in:

  • Day nurseries, pre-schools and playgroup settings;
  • Out of school clubs and holiday schemes;
  • Schools (as a teaching assistant);
  • Childcare in your own home (childminder).

We are able to support you to receive the right training and qualifications to progress your career.

If you would like to know more about starting a career in childcare then please visit our Careers in childcare page to find out more. 


Contacting the Families Information Service


Tel: 0345 045 1360

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