The Family Information Service offers free, confidential and impartial advice and guidance for those caring for a child on:
- childcare (registered and un-registered) and early years services in Gateshead.
- free entitlement to early years provision
- Gateshead Local Offer. Childcare services for children with disabilities and special educational needs
- Family Information Service Directory
Apply to be included in the directory
Childcare providers will be asked for permission to be included on this directory following Ofsted registration.
Non childcare providers - If you want your services to appear in the directory please complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Childcare Act 2006 (Section 6) places a duty of local authorities to “secure sufficient childcare, so far as is reasonably practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0 – 14 years (or up to 18 for disabled children).”
These documents include Gateshead’s information about sufficiency.
Childcare Sufficiency Report 2016
Childcare Sufficiency Report 2015
Childcare Sufficiency Report 2014
Childcare Sufficiency Plan 2011-2014
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Refresh 2013
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Refresh 2012
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Plan 2011