Family Information Zone (FIZ)

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Who is responsible for the regulation of childcare service providers?

Answer: The Office for Standards in Education 'OFSTED' is responsible for the regulation of childcare service providers in addition to its role of inspecting schools.
OFSTED registers and inspects nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, creches, out of school care and childminders for children up to the age of eight. It also investigates any compliants about the providers and takes enforcement action if the provider do not meet set national standards. - Related Link

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Question: I am looking for childcare in my area, where can I find this information?

Answer: You can find listings of childcare across the Isle of Wight at our website. - Related Link

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Question: I need help paying for childcare, what funding is available?

Answer: The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. The Childcare Choices website has all the information you need to decide what scheme is best suited to assist you.
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Question: Where can I find activities for my children?

Answer: You can contact your local Barnardos Family Centre (contact details are available below) or you can go to the FIZ facebook page which can be found by searching for Family Information Zone.
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