Information about local organisations, groups and agencies that provide activities, advice, services and support for you.
School Governors are the most important volunteers in education. They have a key role to play in making sure all pupils at a school receive the highest standard of education possible and are able to achieve their full potential.
Joining the library is free and children can join at any age. A parent or guardian must give signed permission for under 16s.
All school age children who work part-time must be registered with us. It is the responsibility of the employer to register all school age children working for them, and to carry out a risk assessment.
Information on the 41 children’s centres and nurseries operated by us.
A child performance licence must be obtained if a child under compulsory school leaving age performs in theatre, modelling, sport and in licensed premises.
Order copies of birth certificates online, covering recent births or for historic research. Alternatively, you can order by post or in person.
If you are expecting a child or you already have children, this page will provide you with up to date advice and support on your rights as a working parent.
The Family Information Service (FIS) is for Warwickshire families with children and young people aged between 0 and 20 years of age. We also provide information for professionals working with Warwickshire children, young people and families.
The cost of bringing up a family can be a real worry for some parents. This page provides advice on the range of financial support you may be able to claim which could make a real difference to your family as well as advice on money management and dealing with debt.
The services and organisations listed below can provide families with independent legal information and advice.
Find the location and contact details for schools, nurseries, special schools and colleges.
If you have children up to the age of 19 years in full-time education at a Warwickshire maintained school or nursery you may be entitled to claim free school meals, providing you receive a qualifying benefit.
Help and advice for parents interested in arranging music tuition for their children, including information on instrument hire.
Naming ceremonies are not only for young babies, but may also be a celebration for older, adoptive and stepchildren, welcoming them into a new relationship with their new family unit and community.
Help and support for new parents, mums, dads, lone parents and more, with lists of available programmes and contact details of your local Parent Support Adviser.
Your baby’s birth must be registered within 42 days of the date of birth. Find information on how to register your baby’s birth in Warwickshire.
From the moment you know you are pregnant, the time is right to start thinking about road safety.
Information for parents on school attendance and absences.
There are a number of ways for parents to find out if their child’s school will be closed. This page gives more details on currently closed schools, along with details on how you can sign up for the council’s text and email alerts, tune in to your local radio station or follow Twitter for the latest information.
From time to time, disagreements can arise between parents and schools. Find out about how to voice concerns and complaints against schools.
Exclusion is a very serious matter. This page gives more information on the types of exclusion.
School holiday and term dates, including teacher training days.
What children eat is an important part of their learning experience; health and progress stem from their eating habits which are established in their formative years at primary school.
Apply for a place at primary and secondary schools, and information on how to transfer your child between schools.
If you are unsuccessful with you school admission process, you can appeal the decision.
If you currently receive transport assistance to a school sixth from or college, and you will be starting your second or third year in September 2010, you can still apply for subsidised travel.
If you would like to apply for help with transport assistance you must meet the following criteria and then complete an application form.
Information on the eligibility for Special Education Needs transport help in Warwickshire.
Details on the eligibility criteria for this type of transport, and a downloadable application form.
If spare places still exist on school buses after entitled students have been accommodated, places may be offered to students not eligible for free school transport.