Are you looking for information, help or advice on children’s leisure activities or childcare in Cardiff, but don’t know where to start, then you’ve come to the right place.
The Family Information Service (FIS) provides free advice and information on a wide range of childcare options and activities for children aged 0-20, their families and their carers. This includes information on nurseries, childminders, out of school clubs, playgroups and parent and toddler groups. We also provide help and advice on paying for childcare and working in childcare.
Internet Safety Information for Parents
Gwybodaeth i Rieni ynglyn â diogelwch arlein
Visit the 'ThinkUknow' website to find internet safety advice for parents.
Our children today are growing up in a very different world from the one we grew up in. Most children these days have regular access to the internet via PCs, games consoles and mobile technologies. Whilst this instant communication offers fantastic opportunities for learning it is our responsibility as adults to ensure we keep our children safe from any dangers or images that could upset them.
At Severn Primary School, we have a robust e-safety policy in place to protect pupils and staff and all pupils receive e-safety lessons as part of their curriculum and the children receive assemblies dealing with the issue of e-safety.
We aim is to provide regular presentations to parents about e-safety as well as support if requested. We also provide e-safety courses working in partnership with Severn Road Adult Community Learning Centre.
Please support us by talking to your child about e-safety issues and monitoring what they are doing online and while using technology.
The resources below are provided by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Please visit their website to find out more https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
For Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs
Is your child 0-18 years with a disability or additional need?
Sign up to The Index to be kept up to date about services, support and activities across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
WHAT IS THE INDEX?
The Index is Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan's voluntary register of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.
The Index aims to provide information to:
If you would like this information in another format eg, large print, Braille, audio or another language, please contact the Family Information Service.
How to sign up to The Index?
You can sign up to The Index if you are:
Contact your local Family Information Service or visit their website to complete the registration form.
Cardiff Family Information Service
Vale Family Information Service
Moving up: tips from other parents
Is your child moving up to 'big school' in September?
Encourage independence and be prepared
The website helps parents, carers and grandparents to give children time, space, support to play at home and in their community. Highlight and click the link below to go to the website.
Benefits of Play:
Playing has all sorts of benefits for children - better balance, bigger brains, communication skills, concentration, confidence, co-ordination, creativity, imagination and self-esteem.
BUT MOST OF ALL PLAYING IS FUN!