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Family and Childcare Trust (previously Daycare Trust) has been working for high quality, accessible, and affordable childcare throughout the UK for 25 years. We have been at the forefront of change and have seen our campaigning transformed into Government's policy with the introduction of Sure Start, Children's Centres, free entitlement and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Much still remains to be done. While we succeeded in bringing about many improvements over the past two decades, we still need to work hard if we are to help local authorities to improve provision, ensure higher take-up in the most disadvantaged communities and achieve our ambition to expand the free entitlement to more families for longer hours. And sustained funding will be essential to ensure settings are of the highest quality yet remain both sustainable and affordable to all the families that need them. But we cannot do this alone.
The National Association of Family Information Services (NAFIS) and Daycare Trust have now merged and work together to support families through local Family Information Services (FIS).
Who should join?: Family Information Services and Children's Information Services
Welsh Government Support Contract for FIS
The Family and Childcare Trust and NAFIS are delighted to have recently been awarded the Wales Family Information Service support contract. This is in partnership with Children in Wales and Wrexham Family Information Service to deliver services to support the Family Information Services in Wales.
As a member you have access to specialist information from Family and Childcare Trust.
In the members' area you will have access to, for example, free downloadable pdf versions of all of our publications, details of our events, responses to Government consultations and special discounts.
If you are a parent and would like to join Family and Childcare Trust you can join our Parent Network for free.
Making More Great and Affordable Childcare a Reality