Services for Young Children

Family Information Service

Publications for parents and carers


The following leaflets, booklets and factsheets are FREE to Hampshire parents and carers. These publications are available by download only and in Portable Document Format (PDF). To be able to view and print out the documents, Adobe Reader needs to be installed on the computer. To save a file to the hard drive, right click on the link and choose the Save option.

If you have problems accessing any of these documents please contact the Family Information Service on 0300 555 1384 (or email childrens.services@hants.gov.uk).

Childcare and early years education - Hampshire County Council publications

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Childcare choices - what's on offer?  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 4MB

A parents’ guide to early learning and childcare (0-16 years)

Childcare Checklist - Choosing childcare for your under five  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 336kB

What to ask pre-schools, day nurseries and childminders

Childcare Checklist - Childminders  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 317kB

What to ask a childminder when considering placing your child in their care

Childcare Checklist – Choosing childcare for your school age child  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 289kB

What to ask breakfast clubs, after school clubs, holiday playschemes and childminders

Starting School in Hampshire  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 157kB

A guide for parents/carers and practitioners to help ensure the best possible start to school for Hampshire's children

Paying for childcare - Government publications

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A guide for parents and guardians

Help if looking for work, on low pay or claiming benefits

Child tax credit and working tax credit PDF - An introduction

What tax credits are, who can get them and how to claim

Working Tax Credit - Help with the costs of childcare PDF

A guide explaining help with the costs of childcare for parents

Information for childcare providers PDF (Tax Credits)

Advice if you provide childcare for parents claiming help through tax credits

Other types of help you could get PDF (Tax Credits)

Other help you could get if you get Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit

A guide to Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

A guide explaining in detail what tax credits are, who is eligible and how to claim

An Introduction to Universal Credit

A guide to help prepare future claimants for the changes that Universal Credit will bring

Universal Credit and your family

Quick guide about the help provided to Universal Credit claimants with children

Universal Credit and other benefits

Quick guide about other benefits that are changing alongside Universal Credit

Universal Credit and families: questions and answers

A guide to explain what Universal Credit will mean for families who make an Universal Credit claim

Paying for childcare - help from your employer

Information regarding Childcare Vouchers (April 2013)

Paying for childcare - Hampshire County Council publications

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Work at least 16 hours per week? Poster  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 434kB

Information regarding the ‘Childcare Element’ of Working Tax Credit

Financial Help with Childcare Factsheet  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 361kB

Information regarding financial support available for families