Family Information Service directory (FISd)

Information, Advice and Guidance on Ofsted Registered Childcare and other family services.

Welcome to West Berkshire's Family Information Service directory (FISd).

West Berkshire's Family Information Service offer a free telephone and on-line directory service, dedicated to providing up to date information for parents, parents to be, carers and professionals to help support children up to their 20th birthday or 25th birthday if a child has a disability.

Search our broad range of local information to give you and your family easy access to Registered childcare, support and services in your area.

If you have not found what you were looking for, or need further assistance please contact us:

Phone : 01635 503100
Email : fis@westberks.gov.uk

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A number of information events have taken place with Parents, Schools and Practitioners. Copies of the presentations can be download here: Education, Health and Care Plan Conversions   Send Reform in West Berkshire
New SEND Code of Practice The new SEND Code of Practice has now been approved by the Parliament and came into force on the 1st September 2014. Please download the code below. The new SEND Code of Practice
Part of the council's duty is to publish feedback on our website and any actions taken to address the issues highlighted. We would love to know what you think of our website and its contents. We have now published the feedback we‘ve received over the…
West Berkshire Council's Transition plan for transferring Children and Young people with statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments to the new SEN System. Please download the document below. West Berkshire's Transition Plan
Weekly drama group for young people with autism spectrum conditions at the Watermill Theatre. See attached file for more infomration
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* Pre- and Post-Diagnosis Workshops – Autism Due to high demands for pre and post diagnosis support  we have decided to put on a series of  FREE workshops. These workshops will not only teach you about Autism, its challenges and strengths, but also provide you…
The DfE have produced information for families about the new Local Area SEND Inspections.  These are joint inspections involving Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission and are to review the work of local areas in implementing the SEND Reforms and fulfilling their responsibilities to children…
Being the parent of a child with additional needs can be both rewarding and very hard work. Some days are full of sunshine, others you wait for the showers to pass. Please view posters for the different area details.
Age: 16+ Start Date: FRIDAY 3RD JUNE (will continue weekly) Time:16:30 – 17:30 Venue:Park House School, Andover Rd, Newbury, RG14 6NQ NEW FOOTBALL SESSION IS COMING TO WEST BERKSHIRE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. WE HAVE FA QUALIFIED COACHES TO LEAD THE FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION…
Please view the attached link for details of our first edition of the Local Offer Information Service's newsletter.
Peapods is a charity providing parent-to-parent support for families with physically disabled children.  Having a child with a physical disability can be an isolating experience. Not only are there so many medical issues to learn about but so many activities become difficult to access and…
New Wednesday Club Friends of Castle School and Swings and Smiles are joining together to bring you a new monthly group. Where: Castle School Post 16, Monks Lane, Newbury, When: 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 6-8pm. Cost: £3.00 per Child. The group is for…
Education, Health and Care Assessment Criteria This document explains the criteria which will be used to assess whether a child or young person needs to undergo an Education, Health and Care Assessment. Education, Health and Care Assessment Process This flow chart shows the Education, Health…
The Options Clinical Team has created a series of help sheets offering advice and guidance for parents and carers who look after children, young people and adults with autism. This month’s help sheet is all about supporting children and adults with autism & learning disabilities…
Returning to school, or indeed beginning school for the first time, is a time of enormous change for autistic pupils and involves new routines, environments and people.  Here is some information to help put together by Network Autism a number of articles and resources for…
Exciting New Youth Group for Youths with SEND needs Please see attached document for more information
Job Vacancies in Early Years Would you enjoy helping children reach their goals?  Please view the attached documents to the right for further details.
Please see the attached document for Happy Days latest newsletter.