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Childcare careers and courses

Interested in working with children? Not sure where to start? The Family Information Service can point you in the right direction. Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting the Childcare and Early Education Service can help. Call on 07971 625922…

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you: are a full-time higher education student have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs The grant: doesn’t have to be paid back is paid on top of your…

Childcare information and early years

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young…

Childcare Information for Social Workers and Foster Carers

Children in foster care are now entitled to 30 hours free childcare giving foster families the same support as other families. This note helps social workers and foster parents understand the background to 30 hours free childcare and how it will work for children in…

Childhood health

The council funds free interactive classes to help you give your children the best start in life and make healthy changes to your family’s lifestyle. MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) classes help you and your child become more active and healthier, and reach or maintain…

Children and young people's health and wellbeing

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help support your child's health and wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing and mental health Children and young people with SEND Dental and oral health Nutrition and healthy eating Immunisations Healthwatch central west London

Children with disabilities

Support for children with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find out how they…

Children's and young people's mental health and wellbeing

Please find below information to support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. Child and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (CAMHS) NHS: every mind matters Young minds Mind: information for children and young people Children and young people's mental health resources

Children's Coronavirus fact sheet

Children's Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Choosing Childcare

Choosing childcare can be difficult. In the video below from the Coram Family and Childcare Trust, parents share their experiences which help their child to develop, learn new skills and engage with other children their own age.   Click the relevant tile below to find…