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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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…
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…
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…
Please visit the website for Parenting Special Children for up to date information on their courses running in our area. Please visit their website here. Please use the filters on the left for the Thatcham centre and/or the filters at the top for the type…
From September 2014 Statements of Special Educational Needs are being replaced by Education, Health and Care Plans. Like Statements, EHC Plans will only be needed by children with the most severe and complex needs. Most children will have their needs met by their local mainstream…
The festival is being organised by Simon and Louise Turner. We have been Inspired by our teenage son with autism who is desperate to go to Reading Festival, but due to his condition is unable to access it.  This got us thinking and so we decided to organise…
I CAN, in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, will undertake an independent review of the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), entitled Bercow: Ten Years On, which will be published in early 2018. Please follow the link…
CAMHS Talk on 26th June, 9-30 to 12-00 at Shaw House, find out what’s happening and what plans they have for the future.Mairi will be talking about the Autism and ADHD teams, the CAMHS structure, and what they are doing to try and improve services in CAMHS,…
Window and Balcony safety for children An increasing number of children are admitted to hospital with serious injuries as a result of falling from open windows and balconies – especially in warmer weather. Children aged from one to five years are most at risk as…
Please view the attached link for details of our Summer 2017 Newsletter. If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive this directly then please contact us using the link above.
South East success at  Lord’s Taverners National Junior Championships On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August talented junior wheelchair basketball players from across England and the Home Countries took part in the two-day Lord’s Taverners National Junior Championships in Worcester with Thames Valley Kings members, Reece…
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
Cinema Club is completely free to come watch the film. Its 50p for a drink of squash some popcorn/nachos and penguin/Freddo. If you are able to look after yourself you can come on your own but if you need extra support you would need to…
Happy Days is a club for children aged 5-10 with autism, Asperger's, ADHD and or deafness as well as their families HD Gamers Den is a club for young people aged 11-18 with autism, Asperger's, ADHD and or deafness as well as their families Please share…
The West Berkshire Autism Partnership Board are putting together a strategy that sets out how we can help people with autism, aged 18 and over, get services they need.  We’d also like to help everyone learn about autism. To do this, we want to hear…
News from Autism Berkshire Autism Berkshire is running more free workshops for parents and carers of teenagers and children with autism living in West Berkshire this autumn and early next year. Two workshops led by Dr Fiona Knott, a clinical psychologist from the Centre for Autism at…
Fun volleyball evenings for all abilities and disabilities. If you are interested in playing volleyball in Newbury and belonging to a group who just want to play for fun then contact Haddon Macdonald by email: haddonpeter@gmail.com or alternatively telephone 01635 760535. See the Attachment for…