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 29 March 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 or where the care allows their parents and carers to work, study or to meet other needs. All providers must follow Government guidance around taking protective measures to reduce risks. 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 or contact us by phone or email.