Manchester City Council

Children & childcare Family services in Manchester

Manchester Family Information Service

Manchester Family Information Service (FIS) is a free, impartial information service for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 (up to 25 for young people with additional needs).

The Family Service Directory is an online bank of information about childcare and other family services and activities to support parents and carers in their parenting role. You can use the Childcare Section of the directory to search for children's centres, childminders, nurseries and playgroups in your local area. It also hosts the Local Offer for families of children with disabilities or special educational needs.

If you need help to find information or would like to speak to an advisor, you can contact the FIS Helpline on 0800 083 7921 or email The Helpline is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm excluding Bank Holidays.


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