About the Children and Families Information Service

The Brent Children and Families Information Service provides information on:

  • childcare provision in the London Borough of Brent
  • free early education entitlements for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
  • children’s centres
  • activities for families, children and young people
  • local and national services and voluntary organisations which offer information advice support to families with children
  • support available to children and young people with special education needs and disabilities
  • financial support available to assist with the costs of childcare

We provide information, advice and guidance to:

  • families who want information about support available
  • childcare providers
  • people who are interested in a childminding career
  • people who are interested in working in the childcare profession or wanting to set up childcare provision (e.g. nursery/playgroup/before and after school club/holiday playschemes)
  • professionals currently working with children and families
  • those interested in setting up a childcare provision


Our work is guided by legislation including:

In using our services we invite you to:

  • help us to help you by letting us know if any of our information is wrong or needs updating
  • share with us when we have provided a good service
  • help us to continue to improve our service by making suggestions for how we can do things differently

You can feedback to us at cfis@brent.gov.uk or if you are unhappy with the service you have received or would like to make a complaint you can also follow the Brent Council complaints procedure.