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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…

Christmas school break: daily activities information and timetable

Please find below information about some exciting activities taking place during the Christmas school holidays. Note: Don't forget to check for updates regularly, as new information will be added in the next few days. Warm wishes from the Family Information Service Team: Under 12s Over…

Customer Journey

Find out more about your childcare options.

Different types of childcare

Information on childcare Childcare Whether you are looking to work or study, childcare can be the biggest barrier to overcome, however, there are many options.  Childminders Registered childminders provide care in their own home for other peoples children. They are registered with Ofsted and are inspected every…

Disability Access Fund

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DFA is available to Early Years…