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Fire safety advice for residents living in high-rise buildings also see information for Fire Safety in Reading Residential Tower Blocks

Finding childcare

You can get free, impartial information, advice and guidance on any family matter from our Family Information Service (FIS). Any family member taking care of children or young people up to aged 19 (up to 25 for children and young people with special education needs/disabilities) can contact the service.

We specialise in all aspects of childcare information and can offer support to help you find the right childcare to meet your needs.

You can email us or call on 0118 937 3777 (Option 2) - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

You can search the different types of childcare available on the Reading Services Guide

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