- Children’s Information Services (CIS)
- Careers and business advice
- Supporting associations
- Job related advice
Family Information Service (FIS)
For more information on careers, advice on local training provision, funding and job opportunities please contact your local Family Information Service (FIS).
Anglesey Children and Young People's Information Service
Canolfan Plant Llangefni, Ffordd y Coleg, Lôn Talwrn, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7LP
Tel: 01248 725 800
Bridgend Family Information Service
Bridgend County Borough Council, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB
Tel: 01656 643643
Text Relay:18001 01656 643643
Fax: 01656 668126
Information Service for Children, Young People and Families
Caernarfon Library, Pavilion Hill, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1AS
Tel: 01286 675 570
Merthyr Tydfil Family Information Service
Cwm Golau Integrated Children's Centre, Duffryn Road, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 4BJ
Tel: 01685 727 400
Monmouthshire Children and Family Information Service
Early Years Section, 5th Floor, County Hall, Cwmbran NP44 2XH
Tel: 01633 644 527
Neath Port Talbot
Pembrokeshire Family Information Service
Pembroke Dock Community Learning Centre, Albion Square, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock SA72 6XF
Tel: 01437 763 344
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Family Information Service
Early Years and Family Support Services, Ty Trevithick, Abercynon, Mountain Ash CF42 4UQ
Tel: 0800 180 4151
Vale of Glamorgan
Vale Family Information Service
Vale or Glamorgan Council, Social Services, Dock Offices, Subway Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF63 4RT
Tel: 01446 704 704
Careers and business advice
Business Eye is a free, impartial information service for Wales created to find the answers to your business questions. It here to help you and can put you in contact with support from the public, private or voluntary sectors.
Tel: 08457 96 97 98
Careers Wales Association
Provides free careers information, advice and guidance. A careers adviser can discuss possible education, training and employment routes with you.
Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) comprising of Jobcentre Plus offices, Jobcentres and social security offices.
Tel: 0845 6067 890
A link to the HM Revenue and Customs Tax Credit site which explains tax credits and has a calculator to help you work out your entitlement.
Tel: 0845 300 3900
Cam wrth Gam
Cam wrth Gam, is a National Training Scheme offering training towards either an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Early Years Care and Education through the medium of Welsh.
Tel: 01970 639639
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)
Care and Social Services Inspectorate (CSSIW) make sure that care settings meet the standards that children have a right to expect. It is an operationally independent part of the Welsh Assembly Government.
Tel: 01443 848450
Care Council for Wales
Aims to ensure that children and adults receiving social care services can rely on a workforce that is properly trained, appropriately qualified and effectively regulated.
Tel: Cardiff Office 029 2022 6257 St Asaph Office 01745 586 850
Geiriau Bach offer courses designed for early years’ workers who either speak no Welsh at all or lack confidence in using the little they have.
Tel: 01267 676 603
Skills active works across Wales leading the development of playwork education and training for all those working with children and young people.
Tel: 02920 644526
Welsh Local Government Association
Represents the 22 local authorities in Wales and the three Fire Authorities, three National Park Authorities and the four Police Authorities are associate members.
Tel: 029 2046 8600
Job related advice
Classroom Assistant Contact
Contact your Local Education Authority for more information.
Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs
Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs promotes and supports quality, affordable accessible out of school childcare clubs for children 3 to 14 years.
Tel: 029 2074 1000 – Head Office
Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin
Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin provides and supports the education, care and evelopment of children under 5 years of age and provides information, resources, and support to parents/carers and early years settings through the medium of Welsh.
Tel: 01970 639 639
National Childminding Association
The National Childminding Association is a national charity and membership organisation that speaks on behalf of registered childminders in England and Wales. NCMA promotes quality registered childminding so that children, families and communities can benefit from the best in home based childcare and education. NCMA offers information, training and advice to members as well as working directly with childminders through its local offices.
Tel: 0845 880 0044 (Head Office) 0845 880 1299 (Wales Regional Office)
National Day Nurseries Association
National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is the membership association for day nurseries, providing information, training and support to nurseries across Wales.
Tel: 01824 707 823 (Wales office) 0870 774 4244 (head office)
Nestor Primecare Services Ltd
Childcare Approval Scheme Wales
The Childcare Approval Scheme (CAS) is a list of approved carers working in family homes across Wales. Registering as a home child carer will verify to your employer that you have suitable childcare qualifications and training and by using an approved carer, an employer may be able to access financial support through the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit or through employer supported childcare.
Tel: 0844 736 0260
Play Wales www.playwales.org.uk is the national organisation for children’s play - working to raise awareness of children and young people’s need and right to play and to promote good practice in every place where children might play.
Tel: 029 20486050
Play Work Wales
Playwork Wales www.playworkwales.org.uk is the National Centre for Playwork Education and Training in Wales - supporting the playwork sector to deliver quality services to children by promoting quality training and education and the development of qualifications in Wales.
Wales Pre-School Providers Association
The Wales Pre-school Providers Association provides information, training, resources and support to parents/carers and early years settings.
Tel: 02920 451242