Coronavirus, early years and childcare

To prevent the spread of coronavirus and in order to follow government guidelines, families should only attend a Children’s centre if they have been invited to do so.

The department for education has clear information for childcare settings that remain open for key workers and vulnerable children.

See information on schools

Training sessions cancelled

All early years training, adult education courses and universal children’s centre sessions have been cancelled until further notice.

Childcare and early years education

Integrated Early Years Service (IEYS)NURSERIES_TH_112-min

The integrated early years service works with partners and stakeholders to address levels of provision and quality in early education and childcare. The service supports the regeneration of Tower Hamlets by providing childcare for working and training parents and carers, as well as job opportunities in the field.

The overall aim of the service is to ensure high quality provision to support the learning, development and care of young children to prepare them for school and their futures.

We bring together representatives from the private, voluntary and maintained childcare, out of school and play sectors, and the local authority. Together, we maintain an overview of childcare and learning needs and we support Tower Hamlets Council in planning to meet those needs and raise standards of provision.

Need advice on childcare and services for young people and families?

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides free, impartial information and advice on childcare as well as general information on a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families.

For further information, please call 020 7364 5000 or email