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Family Information Service

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak a number of our early years settings across Bedford Borough are temporarily closed. Some remain open and are working hard to look after those children deemed vulnerable, and those of keyworkers.

With the picture across the Borough changing on a daily basis, we understand It can be difficult to keep track of what provision is available, but we can signpost you to available options, including different types of childcare such as nurseries, preschools and childminders.

If you are a key worker and in need of childcare support, please contact the Family Information Service directly on 0800 0232057

Get free and confidential information and advice to help you in your family life.

Parents, carers, children, young people and professionals working with families can find the services they need.

The Family Information Service can help you to find childcare, children's activities, sport and leisure services, family support groups or services for children with a disability. 

Get information on local services and childcare by visiting our Local Offer website, or request childcare information and options using this form:

Request childcare information 

Our commitment to you

We are asked many, many questions - some we can answer straight away, but others may need to be researched further - most are answered within one working day. In all cases our commitment is: 'if we don't know the answer, we'll find someone who does'.