Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
The Cypriot authorities have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Cyprus.
You don’t need a visa to enter Cyprus. If you intend to stay for longer than 3 months, you should check entry requirements with the Republic of Cyprus High Commission in London or the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Travelling with Children
See this leaflet on travelling with children produced by the British High Commission in Nicosia.