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Hillingdon Families' Information Service Hillingdon Council’s F.I.S. offers free, confidential and impartial information and support to Hil

Hillingdon Families' Information Service provide information on a wide range of services including:

- Childcare and the options available
- Help with childcare costs
- Free early years education for three and four year olds
- Free early years education for 40% of two year olds
- Childcare brokerage services
- Family support services
- Activities and clubs for children and young people
- Services

for children with disabilities and additional needs
- Children’s Centres

We are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, to provide assistance by telephone, email or face to face at our London Borough of Hillingdon Council office in Uxbridge. Our team also provide information and guidance at regular outreach events within the community. We have created and maintain an online Family Information Directory at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/families - if you need help finding an activity, group or service within the London Borough of Hillingdon, our directory can help. It provides information about both local and national organisations and services of interest to children, young people, parents and professionals working with children or young people. The website also hosts the London Borough of Hillingdon's SEND Local Offer, which provides information relevant to children and young people with special educational needs or a disability aged from 0 to 25 years old.

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you need to apply for a primary school place by 15 Ja...
06/12/2023

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you need to apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2024.
You can find more information and complete application form online here: https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Booking for Hillingdon Holiday and Food programme is now open.For details and to apply go to: https://www.hillingdon.gov...
05/12/2023

Booking for Hillingdon Holiday and Food programme is now open.
For details and to apply go to: https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/haf-programme

Watch out for our winter HAF activities - you'll be able to snap up free sessions from Monday! ⚽

Children in reception to year 11 who are in receipt of benefits-related free school meals are eligible for free sports, arts and panto, from 2 to 5 Jan 👉 https://buff.ly/414njNl

04/12/2023

You've got this! 💪 Do you have any other tips for parents who may be feeling overwhelmed 🎅🏼? Please share them below ❤️

Christmas Fair at the 10th Hayes Scout HutThursday 7th December 6:30 - 8:30 pm
03/12/2023

Christmas Fair at the 10th Hayes Scout Hut
Thursday 7th December 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Cold and flu season is in full swing. Check the guide below if you're unsure if you need to keep your child off school 👇
30/11/2023

Cold and flu season is in full swing. Check the guide below if you're unsure if you need to keep your child off school 👇

Do you have a child who's unwell and are wondering if they should be in nursery or school?

Check out this handy guide to find out when they should stay off, and when they can go back if they are well enough to do so.

Symptoms and severity of illness will vary from person to person. If your child is unwell and you have concerns about their symptoms you should speak to your GP.

If you are eligible for NHS Healthy Start you can show your card at your local children's centre to collect vitamins for...
29/11/2023

If you are eligible for NHS Healthy Start you can show your card at your local children's centre to collect vitamins for you and your child.
Hillingdon Children's Centres SouthEast
Hillingdon Children's Centre's North
Hillingdon Children's Centres SouthWest

If you're eligible for NHS Healthy Start, you could also receive free Healthy Start vitamins including:

▫️ Children's vitamin drops (containing vitamins A, C & D)
▫️ Healthy Start women's vitamins (containing folic acid, vitamins C & D)

Find out more: https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

Christmas Fair at St Edmunds Church this Saturday 2 pm - 5 pm
28/11/2023

Christmas Fair at St Edmunds Church this Saturday 2 pm - 5 pm

28/11/2023

Nominations have now opened for this year's Hillingdon Community Awards. Now's your chance to vote for the unsung super-hero or heroes who've gone the extra mile to make a positive difference to your community. 😇🦸‍♀️

Find out more: https://buff.ly/30bcyNO

Free festive fun at Hayes End Methodist Church this Saturday 2-5 pm
27/11/2023

Free festive fun at Hayes End Methodist Church this Saturday 2-5 pm

Christmas activities in December at Battle of Britain Bunker, Uxbridge
27/11/2023

Christmas activities in December at Battle of Britain Bunker, Uxbridge

Wondering what to do with your little ones this festive period?

Every Saturday this December we will be having Christmas craft sessions from 11:00-15:00 and on Friday 22 December and Saturday 23 December from 10:30-11:30 we will be having Pipsqueaks! Toddler Story Sessions where you can sing along-to your favourite festive nursery rhymes!

Childcare Support is Expanding!! With significant changes coming to 15 and 30 hours childcare support in England. Sign u...
25/11/2023

Childcare Support is Expanding!!
With significant changes coming to 15 and 30 hours childcare support in England. Sign up for more details about the upcoming expansion from April 2024, as well as how and when to register for support with childcare costs. Visit Childcare Choices to subscribe for updates https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/upcoming-changes-to-childcare-support/

Dads stay and play will be running on the 2nd and last saturday of every month at      . See poster for more details
24/11/2023

Dads stay and play will be running on the 2nd and last saturday of every month at . See poster for more details

The council has co-produced a new SEND strategy to improve the outcomes of children, young people and their families wit...
24/11/2023

The council has co-produced a new SEND strategy to improve the outcomes of children, young people and their families with special educational needs and/or disabilities. To read it and share your views go to:

Have your say on Hillingdon's new SEND strategy by Thursday 30 November.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of tasks that come with Christmas? Do you find yourself feeling lonely over...
23/11/2023

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of tasks that come with Christmas? Do you find yourself feeling lonely over the holiday season? they recognise difficulties that may emerge at this period, and they are here to help. Join theirworkshop to learn effective strategies for managing both overwhelming holiday responsibilities and feelings of loneliness. In just one hour, their expert facilitators will guide you through practical techniques to prioritize tasks, managing anxiety, and find balance.They will also look at techniques to overcome loneliness and develop meaningful interactions. Join the workshop to help minimise stress and loneliness this Christmas.
For more info and book your place please visit: https://talkingtherapies.cnwl.nhs.uk/hillingdon/groups-and-workshops-hillingdon/managing-holidays-online-workshop

See useful tips for parents of bilingual children by Hillingdon Children's Integrated Therapy Services - CITS
20/11/2023

See useful tips for parents of bilingual children by Hillingdon Children's Integrated Therapy Services - CITS

You can't hide from it anymore, Christmas is coming. there are a host of activities lined up for young and old to keep y...
18/11/2023

You can't hide from it anymore, Christmas is coming.
there are a host of activities lined up for young and old to keep you entertained during the festive season, from Santa Scramble crafting at the to musical coffee mornings and of course, the big Xmas lights switch-on.
For the full list of events and locations of all the Christmas lights in the borough, just search 'Christmas' on the Hillingdon website. 🎅 https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/

  Come along to an International Men's Day event, we've LEGO club and story time for dads and kids, board game sessions ...
17/11/2023

Come along to an International Men's Day event, we've LEGO club and story time for dads and kids, board game sessions 🎲 a men's 50+ social group, coffee and chat meetups ☕ and more, all happening in a library near you 📚

Search 'international men's day' on the hillingdon council website.

This year’s SEND Family Support’s Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Market will be at Oak Wood School, Sutton Court Road, Uxbri...
15/11/2023

This year’s SEND Family Support’s Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Market will be at Oak Wood School, Sutton Court Road, Uxbridge, UB10 9HT. On Saturday 9th December, from 1pm to 5pm. See poster for more information

Christmas Lights Switch On this Saturday 18th November from 3pm to 7pm in Uxbridge Town Centre. With live music, captiva...
14/11/2023

Christmas Lights Switch On this Saturday 18th November from 3pm to 7pm in Uxbridge Town Centre.
With live music, captivating performances, and a line-up that includes the Grinch, an LED Light Parade, the Mistletoe Girls, and even a Jolly Roller Dragon. Plus, Fireworks at 5pm!
And that's not all - the Tinsel Town Christmas Market will be back for an extended six-week run, offering a wide array of festive delights.
Love Uxbridge
The Chimes
The Pavilions, Uxbridge

Is your child experiencing bullying? As parents and carers, we can have lots of emotions and questions, whether our chil...
13/11/2023

Is your child experiencing bullying? As parents and carers, we can have lots of emotions and questions, whether our child is impacted by bullying or involved in the bullying themselves. This Anti-Bullying Week, join a live Q&A with a panel from the award-winning anti-bullying charity Kidscape on Tuesday 14 November starting at 7pm. The free event is designed to give practical hope and help to parents and carers.

To join go to: https://www.instagram.com/kidscape/

Assembly for people with disabilities is an opportunity for people with disabilities who live and/or work in Hillingdon ...
12/11/2023

Assembly for people with disabilities is an opportunity for people with disabilities who live and/or work in Hillingdon and their carers to access information and have their say on how services are provided in the borough.
For more information and to book go to:
https://discover.hillingdon.gov.uk/disabilities-assembly

Do you need help with debt?   have information and advice on how to manage debt.
11/11/2023

Do you need help with debt? have information and advice on how to manage debt.

Are you looking for support with childcare costs? Do you want to find out more about the expansion of funding entitlemen...
11/11/2023

Are you looking for support with childcare costs? Do you want to find out more about the expansion of funding entitlements coming in April 2024? If so, the childcare choices website have all the information and guidance you need so you can get help that fits your family.

Working parents can receive up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months. If you have a disabl...
09/11/2023

Working parents can receive up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4,000 per child - that's up to £1,000 every three months.
You can use Tax-Free Childcare all year round to spend on regulated childcare, such as: childminders and nurseries as well as before and after-school clubs and holiday clubs.
For more details go to: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

   Are offering support and ideas around managing financial anxiety!
08/11/2023

Are offering support and ideas around managing financial anxiety!

07/11/2023
05/11/2023

Childcare support is expanding – even more working parents can get help to pay for their childcare.
Visit the Childcare Choices website to find out more about the upcoming expansion starting April 2024 👇
www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you’re pregnant, you can trust the NHS-approved emails from Start for Life. They can help you every step of the way t...
03/11/2023

If you’re pregnant, you can trust the NHS-approved emails from Start for Life. They can help you every step of the way through pregnancy and beyond.
https://www.nhs.uk/start-for-life/
Better Health Start for Life

Home Safety Workshop at South Ruislip Children Centre, Thursday 23rd November 10-11. See poster for number to book on  H...
02/11/2023

Home Safety Workshop at South Ruislip Children Centre, Thursday 23rd November 10-11. See poster for number to book on
Hillingdon Children's Centre's North

Monthly parent support group is on next week at Colham Manor Children's Centre. No need to book, just turn up!Hillingdon...
01/11/2023

Monthly parent support group is on next week at Colham Manor Children's Centre. No need to book, just turn up!
Hillingdon Children's Centres SouthWest

01/11/2023

Now at HWC: weekly housing advice drop-in sessions with ! 🏘️

The LBH housing team has kindly offered to provide information and advice to any woman who comes to the centre on Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm.

So if you have any housing related questions, stop in to speak with a housing officer. No need to book an appointment. All women are welcome.

ASD Pathway has been developed to help parents/carers find support for children with behavioural needs that may or may n...
31/10/2023

ASD Pathway has been developed to help parents/carers find support for children with behavioural needs that may or may not be associated with autism. To see what support might be available for your family visit our SEND Local Offer page:
https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/asd-pathway

New timetables for all Hillingdon Children's centres are out now and can be found here: https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/cc...
30/10/2023

New timetables for all Hillingdon Children's centres are out now and can be found here: https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/cc-services
All services at our children's centres are always free but need to be booked
Hillingdon Children's Centre's North
Hillingdon Children's Centres SouthWest
Hillingdon Children's Centres SouthEast

A range of free services and access to information, through sessions, courses and workshops.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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