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Welcome to Carmarthenshire Family Information Service and Online Directory

We all need a helping hand sometimes. Some family questions you can answer yourself. For all others take a look at our one-stop-website which offers a complete range of information for families.

Whether you are a parent/carer, child, young person or a professional working with families in Carmarthenshire there is a information about the range of services and activities just for you.

Family Information, Childcare and Play Family Information, Childcare and Play Team Around the Family (TAF) Team Around the Family (TAF) Families First Families First
Flying Start Flying Start
Integrated Children's Centres and Family Centres Integrated Children's Centres and Family Centres What's On What's On

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Digital Parenting magazine

Digital Parenting magazine

Vodafone have produced a magazine to help families get to grips with the digital world.

You can read it online and the print version is available for free to schools and other organisations that work with young people. You can also see previous issues of the magazine (PDFs) via their website.
www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting


Parenting. Give it time.

Make the most of your time together. Most families have times that are difficult to manage. Here are some ideas for dealing with some common parenting concerns. Every child is unique, but these tips may help:
www.giveittime.gov.wales

Tax-Free Childcare

If you’re a working parent, you can apply now for Tax-Free Childcare.

You can apply through the new digital childcare service if you have a:
  • child under 4 on 31st August 2017; or
  • disabled child who is under 17.
To apply visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you have a child who will be over 4 on 31st August you can sign up to receive email alerts here Keep Me Updated – you’ll get a message later this year about when you can apply.

If eligible for Tax-Free Childcare you’ll receive a government top-up of £2 for every £8 that you pay into your Tax-Free Childcare account.

More information on the government’s childcare schemes is available here: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk It also includes a childcare calculator to find out how much you could receive.

How to apply for compensation if you have been unable to access Tax-Free Childcare through their childcare account for technical reasons:
www.gov.uk/government/publications/childcare-service-compensation

If parents wish to complete the form in Welsh please contact the Tax-Free Childcare Welsh language helpline on 0300 123 8124 to seek advice.

New booster seats ban

More changes to child car seats law on the way:
www.newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.uk
www.which.co.uk/news

If there is anything incorrect, out of date or you think could be included please email us: childreninfo@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, Carmarthenshire Family Information Service cannot accept responsibility or liability for any errors which may have occurred. It is recommended that you always check details with providers to ensure their service meets your requirements.

Carmarthenshire Family Information Service cannot recommend or endorse any of the providers listed.

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