Services for Young Children

The Hampshire Family Information Service

The Hampshire Family Information Service (FIS) acts as a direct link to parents and carers needing early education and childcare services.

Hampshire FIS is only as good as the information it has and provides to parents, carers and agencies working with families. The FIS values the relationship it has with childcare providers and is keen to develop partnership working in order to support the sustainability of local services whilst helping Hampshire families.

  • Advertise your services, free of charge via:

    • On-line Hampshire Family Information Directory:

    • Countywide Hampshire County Council's Contact Centre

  • Provide parent/carer orientated information resources, free of charge to parents and to childcare providers (to distribute to families), on topics such as Tax Credits, Childcare Vouchers, Early Years Education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

  • Regularly update your service details in order to help parents and carers find the early education and childcare services they need by providing information on:

    • vacancies, opening times and costs

    • contact details - telephone numbers and website addresses

    • services provided - including how you cater for children with additional or cultural needs

    • pick-ups/collections from schools and pre-schools/nurseries.

  • In order to advertise free of charge to parents via:

    • the Hampshire Family Information Directory

    • the Hampshire County Council Customer Contact Centre

contact your area Senior Administrative Officer, quoting your service Ofsted unique reference number (URN). Details of who to contact are available from this page SfYC Local Offices. Alternatively download the Provider Vacancy Update Card, complete and email this to your area contact.

  • Let us know when circumstances are likely to change that will affect Ofsted registration*:

    • change of owner/ committee

    • potential closure

    • potential expansion.

*With early notification, Services for Young Children will provide a support package in partnership with our commissioned service in order to help transitions.

  • For changes that may affect your Ofsted registration please contact the Childcare Development and Business Officer in your area SfYC Local Offices or Ofsted 0845 404040.