Covid-19 Update: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.
You can find more information about family support on our directory website.
If you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance our family engagement workers are still here to talk over the phone. To use Bright Start services you will need to register. You can register using the electronic form or you can download the form.
Bright Start is part of a wider partnership aimed at improving residents lives and as part of that ongoing work, we’re making some changes to the Bright Start areas from January 2021. There will be no changes to our services and you will continue to see the same staff members as well as meeting some new faces. The new areas will be called North, Central and South. Use the local area finder on Islington's website.
Happy 3rd Birthday Bright Start!
Watch this video celebrating all the achievements of Bright Start’s integrated services over the past three years.
Bright Start Services and Activities
Bright Start Islington provides activities and services including:
- childcare and early education
- Bright Start Activites
- Child health clinics
- Health visiting
- Parenting programmes
- Free healthy start vitamins
- Speech and language therapy
- Breastfeeding support and infant feeding advice
- Benefits advice
- Help with finding work
- Family support
For more information about your local Bright Start Islington services call Islington FIS (Family Information Service) on 020 7527 5959.
Childcare and early education
Find registered childcare and help with paying for it, plus information for childcare professionals
Parenting and family support
Practical help and advice for all families in Islington
Benefits and financial support
Benefits, grants and financial support available to parents and carers in Islington
Ofsted-registered childminders close to you
Find a nursery close to you
Free early learning
Find free early learning and childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds