Free childcare for two year olds

Free for 2's

For more information, and to find out if you are eligible to apply, call the Family Information Service, on 01904 554444.


Local Area Teams2

Understand your childcare options, search for childcare and find ways to reduce your childcare bill.

York's Local Offer for SEND

720 Before School

York's local offer helps parents and young people to see what disability services are available in their area and how to access them.

Information and Support for Parents and Families

720 Parenting Books

Information on support for your family, parenting courses available in York and useful contacts.

Children's Centres

Children's Centre Logo

Information on the children's centres in York and what's happening at each one.

Healthy Child Service

Information on being healthy, including key information for parents and carers, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and breastfeeding. 

Family Information Service

Award winning Family Information Service is a free and impartial information service for mums, dads and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 (or up to 25 for disabled children).

Jobs, training, money and finance

Working with children in York offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference.


Parents and carers often have lots of questions about schools and colleges, for example how to apply for a place, home to school transport, school meals, uniforms and more. This section has lots of useful information to answer your questions.

New to the UK

If you're planning to bring your children from overseas to live in York, we've put together some information about schools, childcare for children age 0-5 and opportunities for young adults over 16 years old.


Looking for something to do in the holidays? Sports, events, play, parks, arts... it's all in Shine!


Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Bullying is when someone deliberately hurts you and usually happens over time.

Ask anything!

Do you ever have times when you have got a question and you don't know where to go? You can ask us at York Family Information Service! Use the form below and we will try to answer your question.