Being a parent will probably be the most rewarding thing you'll ever do, and perhaps the most demanding. These pages provide links to information and advice to help.
Family Information Service
Provides free advice and information on a wide range of childcare options and activities for children aged 0-10, their families and their carers.
Search for childminders, day nurseries or play groups in your area.
Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW) - Inpections and Reports
Over 6,000 services are regulated and inspected by CSSIW using the regulations and national minimum standards set by the Welsh Government.
Nursery school admissions
Find out how to obtain a local nursery place for your child.
Education financial support
Information about financial assistance available to eligible students and parents of younger children of school age.
Library services for children and young people
Reading activities for young people, help choosing books and how your local library can help with homework.
School and colleges
Find out about schools in Caerphilly, school admissions, school terms dates, and school meals.
Information about how to become a governor and information for established governors
Parks and children's play facilities
We provide 95 play areas across the county borough that provide facilities for local communities including playground equipment for children, multi- use games areas and youth shelters.
Things to do
Find out about what's going on in the borough for you and your family.
Family support services
Our Family Support service can arrange services for children and families who have been assessed as being 'in need'.
Children with disabilities
Does your child have a disability or need and you feel you need support? Contact us for an assessment.
We have many children in our care at Caerphilly, and they deserve the chance to grow up in a loving and secure home. The sort of home we hope you can provide. Visit our adoption website to find out more.
Are you interested in becoming a foster parent and making a tremendous difference to a child's life, while enriching your own? We offer full training, continuous support and financial assistance, including generous fees. Visit our fostering website for further information.
If an arrangement has been made with the parents for a child to live under someone else's care (who is not a close relative) for at least 28 days, it is referred to as private fostering and you must inform us about it.
Sound advice and some additional support to help face the challenges of raising a family.
Department of Work and Pensions – bringing up children
Information about claiming child benefit from the Department of Work and Pensions. You can also submit a form online.
DirectGov - Parents
Advice on your child's health and safety, pre-school, money and work entitlements, childcare and school learning and development.