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Helpful information when choosing a Childminder

Here are some key facts and items to consider when looking to use a childminder.

Holiday clubs and playschemes

Holiday clubs and playschemes Note: Breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the yoru child's school or provider directly for more information. These can offer a…

Holiday playschemes

Holiday clubs and playschemes Note: Breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the yoru child's school or provider directly for more information. These can offer a…

Home Learning Packs

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Home learning resources

School age children Schools organised some online learning resource packs and will contact you directly to support your child’s learning. In addition to this, please find below home learning resources for school age children. Summary of learning at home resources for your child Home schooling? Here…

Housing

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Supported Housing Refers to accommodation and support provided by organisations with expertise in supporting people to improve their life skills and opportunities. A referral for supported housing for the young person will need be made via the care management team…

How can you safeguard children from sexting?

More and more children and teens are engaging in or being affected by sexting. With moreyoung people having access to phones and social media accounts, it is becoming easier forthem to send and receive explicit messages and images. There has been a rise in the…

How much does a childminder cost?

You will need to negotiate hours, terms and conditions with your childminder. Rates may vary.  Sometimes hourly rates for children attending school are higher than those for the under 5s. Childminders can offer flexible rates, and can accept employers’ childcare vouchers.

How the Healthy Early Years awards work

Awards are given to settings to recognise their achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of the children and families they work with. There are three levels of award: Bronze: Settings will need to complete the Healthy Early Years Bronze Review Tool to demonstrate that…

Hungry Little Minds - campaign toolkit

Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a key priority for the government and a cornerstone of building a country that works for everyone. Some of the poorest children in the UK start school months behind their peers and the gap can grow through…