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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 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 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…

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

Choosing childcare for parents and grandparents

This section has been created to provide information advice and guidance for parents and grandparents looking for childcare options. Find out about your options by clicking the relvant tiles below: Informal childcare Grandparents as childminders Useful links Different types of childcare: Before and after school…