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
Does your child suffer gut problems? Does your child have ASD? Is your child 5-10 years old? If so are you interested in taking part in a study? Read on. “I am Roberta Grimaldi and I work at Food department at the University of Reading,…
Please see the Related Links Document to the right for further information.
2nd and 4th Friday of the Month A 'one stop shop' of advice, information, and support for the whole community. Please see the related link for more information
Weekly drama group for young people with autism spectrum conditions at the Watermill Theatre. See attached file for more infomration
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Once a month we close our doors to the public to allow sessions for those with SEND, please see the attached document for futher information.
* 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…
Please see the attached document for the latest news from Coles Diner, Happy Days, Mary Hare School. HAPPY DAYS 5-10 YRS OLD Happy Days runs on the second Monday of each month during term time and during some holidays for special events. It is for…
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…
Berks & Bucks Football Association is seeking to recruit a Football Development Officer to support the delivery of the National Game Strategy in partnership with key stakeholders within Berks & Bucks and Oxfordshire.
Please view the attached link for details of our first edition of the Local Offer Information Service's newsletter.
Public Health and Wellbeing have produced a leaflet on ideas for the summer holidays here in West Berkshire. These activities are free or at a very low cost.
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…
Job Vacancies in Early Years Would you enjoy helping children reach their goals?  Please view the attached documents to the right for further details.