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Cumbria Children and Families Information Service

Looking for childcare?

Want to find free and fun activities for your child?

Do you need information and advice about where to turn for family support?

Are you looking to start childminding or work in a nursery?

Contact Cumbria's friendly team of family information service advisers

Cumbria Children and Families Information is a free impartial telephone and web-based information, support and advice service for families of children and young people aged 0 to 25 years, and professionals working with them.

We can provide a wide range of services, activities and entitlements for families in Cumbria. Including:

  • local childcare providers including brokerage service
  • free early years entitlement
  • support and advice groups
  • parent and toddler groups
  • activities for children and young people
  • services, a helpline, publications and websites
  • financial help
  • maternity and paternity rights and benefits
  • parental rights

If you been unable to find the childcare you need? Our Brokerage Service may be able to help. We will contact providers on your behalf and do our best to help you find suitable childcare. Please complete our online request form

You can contact Cumbria Children and Families Information Service by email.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Children & Families Information Service
03457 125 737
Our service website

Where to go

Cumbria County Council
Children's Services
Cumbria House
117 Botchergate

Other Details




Other notes

The enquiry line is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 

When the office is closed you can leave a message on the answerphone and we will get back to you as soon as we can.



Last updated: 17/11/2021
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