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Breakfast clubs

Breakfast clubs These provide a safe place for your child to wait until school starts and many can provide a healthy low cost breakfast. They normally run for less than two hours and therefore do not need to be registered with Ofsted.

Budgeting Loans

You could get a Budgeting Loan to help pay for essential things like furniture, clothes, moving costs or hire purchase debts. The smallest amount you can borrow is £100. Budgeting Loans are interest-free so you only pay back what you borrow. You normally have to repay the…

Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme

Supporting parents who are experiencing conflict in their relationship with their partner / co-parent. The programme offers support to any parents, whether together or separate, with the aim of reducing conflict by improving communication and ability to parent effectively together. You can read more about…

Busy2s - Free early education for 2 year olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your 2 year old have additional needs or has left care? You may be entitled to claim a maximum of 15 hours during term time or 11 hours per week throughout…

Changes to the powers of the SEND Tribunal

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is for people who are bringing up children. It is paid for each child and your earnings or savings will not affect your claim. You can claim Child Benefit if you are bringing up a child in the UK who is:  aged under…

Child development

Babies and children change quickly, to help you understand the developmental steps your child will go through the NHS has created a timeline illustrating each of the steps, this can be found at via the link on the right.

Child Trust Funds

A Child Trust Fund (CTF) is a long-term tax-free savings account for children. You can’t apply for a new Child Trust Fund because the scheme is now closed. You can apply for a Junior ISA instead. Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are long term tax-free savings accounts…

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…