FISH can offer a wide range of information, advice and support to Parent Carers across the East Riding.
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The Families Information Service Hub is known as FISH.
The friendly, helpful FISH team operates a helpline offering free, impartial information for young people, parents and carers and professionals who have a role in supporting families.
FISH is a 'one-stop-shop' where you can get details of services in the East Riding for children and young people aged 0-20 years.
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Where to look for information about activities across the East Riding including sports clubs, parent/toddler groups, leisure centres, uniformed groups such as Brownies and Scouts and much more.
FISH are responsible for providing information to families of children and young people and the professionals who support these families. You can find information about the following areas:
All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week during term time from the term after their third birthday. Contact FISH for more information.
Eligible three and four year olds may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours per week. Please visit out 30 hours free childcare page for more information.
Talk to FISH about what support is available for parent carers of children with additional needs. They can put you in touch with one of the FISH Locality Information Officers who will look at what activities, support and services are available in your area. You can also join LOOK AHEAD a free service for parent carers of children and young people with additional needs.
SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice Support) Service. The SENDIAS service provide impartial, confidential information, advice and support to parent carers of children aged 0-25 with special educational needs who live in the East Riding. For more information please visit the Local Offer.
Up-to-date information on Ofsted registered childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs, nursery classes, nursery schools and creches
Paying for childcare
Advice on working tax credits, employer childcare vouchers, Free Early Education for three and four-year-olds and Two Year Old Funded Places.
What a children's centre is, how they can help, what activities and support are on offer and how to find your local centre.
Information, advice and guidance about the new scheme, who can apply for 15 hours of free childcare for their 2 year old and where you can access those hours.
Information for existing or new settings including how to become a registered childminder.
Are you a professional or practitioner who works with children and young people?
The FISH bulletin is full of information about events and activities across the East Riding to help professionals support and advise the families they are working with.
If you would like to receive fortnightly FISH updates please follow the form link below. It takes just a couple of minutes to complete and means you won't miss out on any future news and updates.
Professional Contacts Information (keep up-to-date with FISH bulletins) (external East Riding website)
You can contact the FISH team in the following ways:
FISH Room FS32County Hall Beverley HU17 9BA
Tel: (01482) 396469 Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm