Wirral Family Information Service

Childrens Centres

The Family Information Service (FIS) is for Wirral families with children and young people aged between 0 and 20 years of age. 

This area of the website provides further information on:

Children’s Centres
There are 16 Children’s Centres in Wirral; this section of the site provides more information about services, opening times and locations. 

Register to become a member of your local Children’s Centre.

Find Childcare
Here you will find information on childminders, nurseries, play groups and after school clubs in your area.

This section of the site answers some frequently asked questions on funding for early education places.

This section gives information on support for parents in difficult circumstances, support for children and young peole with disabilities and activities for children and young people aged 0 - 19.

Financial Support
Here you will find more information about childcare vouchers, tax credits and maternity pay.

How to Become a…
This section of the site provides information on how to become a childminder and how to become a childcare provider.

Positive activities for young people

We aim to provide all young people, including those who are vulnerable and at risk, with innovative opportunities that will help to develop their potential.

Supporting disabled children and young people

The Council provides a range of support services and activities for disabled children and young people and their families.

Support for families in difficult circumstances

Services which aim to help parents, carers and family members who are having difficulty with providing care and support for children and young people.

Teen Wirral
This website is a one-stop-shop for hundreds of events and activities for young people aged 13-19, happening right across Wirral.

Childcare Sufficiency
Click here to view how much child care Wirral has and where it is available.

Information Hub on Offenders' families with children for Professionals (i-HOP)

This service is a one stop information hub for professionals who work with children and families of offenders. There are an estimated 200,000 children of offenders in England and Wales. Further, 7% of children will have experienced the imprisonment of their father during their school years. These children are far more likely to suffer poor outcomes (poverty, mental health, youth offending etc.) than their peers.

i-HOP provides professionals who work with the children of offenders with a free online information hub providing all the local and national services, up to date resources, strategies, policies and research to support work with these families. There is also a free helpline that professionals can access for support.

For further details click HERE

Healthy Options in Children's Centres

Wirral Children's Centres offer a timetable of 'healthy option' activities for families, for further details please click HERE

FREE Business Training

HMRC is offering free online seminars (webinars) for people who are either thinking of becoming a childminder or who are already childminding.

The webinar, ‘Self-employed Childminders and HMRC’ is a basic guide to key tax and National Insurance issues affecting self-employed childminders.  It explains how to register with HMRC, what expenses are allowable and how to keep records. 

The webinar lasts for about an hour and as long as you have internet access you can take part from wherever suits you.  You can use a laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android phone/tablet. 

Other webinars include:

  • Self - Employment and HMRC
  • Business Expenses
  • National Insurance

Completing Your Tax Return will be held on 30 September 2014, for further details please click HERE

HMRC also offers webinars for Foster Carers- this webinar is suitable for prospective Foster carers or those who have been approved as a Foster carer. Find out about what self-employment means to you, how to use qualifying care relief, keeping records and what to put on your tax return.

To access webinars and to find out further information please click HERE