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Family Information Service

The family information service are the main source of useful information for parents and carers of 0-19-year-olds and are the definitive source of registered childcare in Devon. They can also provide information on other services and support for children, young people and parents.

They can help you with:

  • Searching for childcare
  • Making an informed choice about childcare
  • Find out about the help you can get with your childcare costs
  • If you are having problems finding childcare
  • Finding your local children’s centre
  • Searching for:
    • activities, places to go, sport, leisure and play
    • family support and parenting
    • non-registered childcare
    • parent and toddler groups

Visit their webpage for more information


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Help us improve the local information on this website and give us feedback about any contacts you have had with our service by completing the Devon Public Health Nursing feedback form.

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Devon County Council runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called ChatHealth. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens. You can also call our Public Health Nursing hubs on the numbers listed below.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon, contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email with as much information as possible.

This page was last reviewed on 29-04-2022

This page will be next reviewed on 29-04-2025