one-stop-shop for parents wanting information on local childcare and
early years services in Sheffield.
Speaking at the official launch of Sheffield's Children's Information
'The National Childcare Strategy promised good quality, affordable
and accessible childcare. Sheffield's Children's Information Service
is an exemplary scheme offering advice and information on all the
city's childcare and children's services, including nursery
'Children's Information Services provide information on all the
support that is available to families and lone parents that will
enable them to have better access to the labour market. It is this
support that will help parents meet their responsibilities to their
children and make a positive contribution to their communities and
society in general.
'On the day that the chancellor launches the publicity around the
Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC), this service provides an ideal
point of contact to provide advice on the help working parents can
get from the government to help cover their childcare costs. In
addition, it will also be able to provide information on the
childcare provision open to people on the 'New Deal for Lone Parents'.
The service will also be able to tell people about the Sure Start
programme which helps the development of children from the moment
they are born, in order to overcome disadvantage and protect
'By having this one-stop-shop in an accessible and busy location all
parents will be able to find out more about the support available to
help their children develop and be well looked after and to help them
get a job.'