Dorset Family Information Service

The Family Information Service providing information to parents, carers and professionals on:-

  • registered before / after school clubs and childminders
  • registered childcare for under 5’s,
  • activities for 0-19 year olds
  • parent and toddler groups / activities for pre-school age children
  • information on help with the costs of childcare
  • play parks / skate parks
  • local and national support groups

     Contact Details

  • Tel: 01305 224800
  • Helpline open 8.40am to 5.20pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.40am to 4pm on Friday
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website:


The Children's Centres are part of the Family Partnership Zones (FPZs). The FPZs are part of the whole family offer for early help. The support is aimed at families who may be struggling and need more help. The West Dorset Children's Centre offers activities during the Summer and Autumn term - see the link here:

and click on the 'Parenting Skills and Strategies sessions' pdf link