Welcome to InfoIslington, a blog dedicated to delivering quality information about Islington today. Produced by staff at the Islington Reference Library it will bring you details about quality web sites and other new social media , upcoming events, reports and where to find information today with a special relevance to Islington.
In Islington, there is a wide range of education and day care for under fives including nurseries, playgroups, childminders and primary school nursery classes. You can get part-time and full-time places at nurseries. Playgroups are usually part time only although some operate core day, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Full-time day care hours are 8am to 6pm.
Some nurseries will only take children over two years old, so ensure you check the age range on the nursery list if you have a child under two.
Childminders look after children in the childminder’s own home. Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, registers and inspects them. Childminders are self employed and services, fees and opening times vary.
Childcare on Domestic Premises is Ofsted registered childcare based in a home where four or more carers look after children at the same time. It’s a small nursery operating on domestic premises.
The listis updated at least every four weeks and the link for it can be found at the foot of the page here. All childminders and childcare on domestic premises on the vacancy list are registered with Ofsted.
Links for Living, the new and improved Adult Social Care directory is now online. The new ‘options tool’ helps people to make choices about their care and support. The directory is a comprehensive guide to local services and organisations including debt advice, housing, transport, carers, day centres and social activities. See here.
If you work with young people please tell them about the izzy-info website. It’s a really useful site for young people, with information, advice and guidance on a number of topics such as health, relationships, work and education. Details of the latest jobs and apprentices are posted on the site, along with frequent updates from Islington’s youth council, what’s on in the borough, and much more.
Islington has been a Fairtrade borough since 2005. We actively support the campaign to help end poverty in the developing world by promoting and supporting the use of Fairtrade products in the borough.
"The Islington Evidence Hub is for anyone interested in finding out more about Islington and its population. Here you will find information about housing, crime, education, employment and the economy in Islington as well as the current and future health, wellbeing and social care needs of local adults, children and young people."
The Evidence Hub is a partnership between Islington Council and the local NHS and brings information held across different organisations and teams into one accessible place. It is designed to be used by all people looking for evidence, to help ensure that local decisions are made based upon the needs of the local population.
The Evidence Hub will form the basis for Islington’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), a statutory requirement of local authorities and the NHS.