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…
Supporting Teenagers with Autism in the Youth and Community Centre, Priory Road, Hungerford on 2nd February, 2017 10am - 1pm This workshop is to support parents and carers of children aged 11+ with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism who attend a mainstream school but is…
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…
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
Sunday 2nd April Spring Fayre and Fun Run for Autism 12-4pm @ Coles Diner and around Mary Hare Fayre - over 20 stalls of games, crafts, gifts, chocolates, sweets, refreshments, bouncy castle, bungee run, prizes and lots of fun! £2 for adults / £1 for…
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…
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…
West Berks Spring 2017 DISC Front Page
Find the latest edition of the West Berkshire Newsletter here, please click on the link The Cinema Club advertised in the Newsletter is completely free to come watch the film. Its 50p for a drink of squash some popcorn/nachos and penguin/Freddo. This is taking place at…
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…
Jacqueline Scoins-Cass - Finalist
Kings win The Queens Award for Voluntary Service  It has today been announced in the London Gazette that the Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.The…
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,…
There is a public consultation starting today (14.06.17) and running for 6 weeks regarding Short Breaks and West Berkshire’s Short Breaks Services Statement. Here is link below to information and survey. www.westberks.gov.uk/SBSS2017