The Warwickshire Family Information Service (FIS) offers free information to parents and carers on everyday issues affecting family life, including childcare providers, parenting support and advice for working parents. This website is useful for gathering details of local childminders.
The broad range of information accessible on this site is developed by government, professionals and the voluntary and community sector and is continually updated with the latest news, information and resources.
On this site you can find:
- Breaking news and announcements
- Information on the EYFS
- Information for child-minders
- Latest information on SEND reforms
- The early years and childcare workforce
- Health and integration in practice
Information on Warwickshire SEND Information and Advice Service (SENDIAS) for parents
Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. Their role is to support parents to achieve the best relationship possible with children, as well as supporting parenting professionals.
This is an interactive site which has a range of games, videos, stories and teaching for children. It also has a section to support you as parents in helping your child to access the site and to grow and develop.
Read Write Inc - Schools approach to teaching phonics
A useful site to support your child in their first phase of phonics. It explains more about what letters and sounds is, and has some resources you can use to play phonics games at home.
Some lovely, interactive games which support the teaching of phonics. Make sure to focus on phase one or it will get a bit tricky!
ParentZone / Vodafone's Digital Parenting magazine. Although not all sections are relevant to the primary age range, we hope that you find some useful information and starting points for discussion, as you see fit. It's not a school endorsement of Vodafone, but since the resource was recommended by the Warwickshire ICT Development Service as part of its online safety leadership, we thought it would be beneficial to share it.