Bolton Families Information Service

Bolton Families Information Service offers free information on early education and services for children, young people and families in Bolton including help with childcare costs.

Funded early education and childcare

Every child aged three and four is eligible to access up to 570 hours of free early education per year.  The free places are available in settings that are Ofsted registered and are on the local authority register of eligible providers.

Some two year old children are eligible for a funded place and if you think your child might qualify you can call into a Start Well Children's Centre or approved childcare provider with your National Insurance number and your child's birth certificate and they will be able to check for you.

Help with childcare costs

Information about other types of help with childcare costs is available on the Childcare Choices website where you will also find a childcare calculator to estimate what you might be entitled to.

Please see our guide to choosing quality childcare.

How to contact us

The Families Information Service main helpline is 01204 332170 or you can email us, or ask at any Start Well children's centre in Bolton.

Search for services for children, young people and families on My Life in Bolton.

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Extra help

Additional support can be offered to families of disabled children and young people to access short break opportunities, eg leisure activities.