This page contains useful links regarding early years and childcare providers - private, voluntary and statutory. The links are in the 'Related information' section of this page.
Childcare and Children and Young People's Services
Here you will find useful information on all aspects of childcare and early years in Shropshire, including Shropshire Family Information Service for those looking for childcare and children and young people's services. Shropshire Council's Early Years and Childcare Team also offers support, advice and training on the wide range of opportunities in the childcare sector including registered childminding, working as a sessional crèche worker, as a teaching assistant, or training to become a qualified leader in a day nursery or pre-school.
Children's Services Directory
The Children's Services Directory provides information on a wide range of services and organisations which support children, young people and families.
Bookstart is a national programme that aims to promote the enjoyment of books and the pleasure of reading and encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with children from an early age. Bookstart also provides free packs of books to babies and young children throughout the UK.
Shropshire County Library Service provides an inclusive, responsive and accessible library and information service, meeting the needs and demands of Shropshire's communities, residents and visitors.
Netmums is a unique local network for mums (or dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once you have registered on your local site you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go and much, much more.