The Family Information Service (FIS) is provided by West Sussex County Council. We offer free, impartial, up-to-date information to all families on activities, services and childcare. We are the only direct link with the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) for registered childcare in West Sussex. Find us on Facebook
You can use this part of our site to search for childcare across West Sussex. Please note only childcare settings that have chosen to make their information public will be displayed on this site. To look for family activities or support, click ‘Family activities or support’ below.Important childcare information during COVID-19 restrictions - updated 5 January 2021 Childcare providers are permitted to remain open for all children during the current restrictions, with the exception of wrap-around-care which is only able to open for vulnerable children and children of critical workers. They must follow Government guidance around taking protective measures to reduce risks. Providers inform us if they close and we aim to maintain our website to show those that are open. Some may be temporarily operating on alternative premises to the ones we list. Some may need to temporarily modify their usual operating hours in order to minimise risk. Speak to the provider about how you can work together to balance your childcare needs with these changes. To minimise the risk of spreading infection, you are encouraged to limit the number of providers that your child attends, ideally ensuring your child attends the same provider consistently. Speak to your provider about increasing attendance before exploring additional or alternative childcare. Extra help to find childcare places is available via our brokerage service. If you have been unsuccessful in finding an immediate place, need help in making enquiries, or are looking for a childcare place for the first time, complete our online form. You may also contact us by phone or email to request assistance.