13 Jan 2016

FIZ service – new contact details

The Isle of Wight Council has issued new contact details for its Family Information Zone (FIZ) service, which from Monday 18 January will no longer be operating from its Orchard Street, Newport premises.

The redesigned service will provide information, advice and assistance to parents and prospective parents about local childcare. There will be improved online and digital information available for families and the service will focus on its statutory responsibilities set out in the 2006 Childcare Act.
 
The redesign will involve the service becoming more accessible through working closely and in partnership with the Island’s three family centre hubs, in Sandown, Ryde and Carisbrooke.
 
From Monday 18 January the FIZ service will have a new contact number – (01983) 823349 – to which all telephone enquiries should be directed. Any callers ringing the old number will hear a message advising them of the new number.
 
The family centre hub locations and numbers are:
                  
South Wight, The Bays Family Centre, Sandown – (01983) 408718;              
North East Wight, Ryde Family Centre, Ryde – (01983) 617617;          
West and Central Wight, West Newport Family Centre, Carisbrooke – (01983) 537390.
 
- FIZ is an impartial information and signposting service for families, children and young people aged 0 to 19 (up to 25 years for young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities).

- FIZ provides information on Ofsted registered childcare, local and national support groups, sports and leisure activities.

- Wightchyps is its web based service directory for children and young people. The directory contains hundreds of entries with contact information and details of activities, services and events on the Island - www.wightchyps.org.uk   Details of activities can also be found on the FIZ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iwfiz

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The FIZ changes will take place from 18 January
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  • FIZ is an impartial information and signposting service for families, children and young people aged 0 to 19 (up to 25 years for young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities).
 
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