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Durham County Council

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Childcare and childminding


The Families Information Service is a free and impartial information service that supports families with children and young people on all aspects of family life.

Families Information Service (provider information) on Facebook

You can find out more on our Families Information Service website about:

  • childcare
  • free play and learn for 2 year olds
  • free early learning for 3 and 4 year olds
  • family support
  • activities and groups
  • becoming a childminder

The website also has a Families Information Service: Local Offer section which makes it easier to find everything you need to know for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities.