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Becoming a childminder

Interested in becoming a childminder or childcare provider? Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss. To become a registered childminder you will need…

Bi-lingual quick tips for parents and practitioners

The National Literacy Trust have a great set of quick tips (19 languages).  We have produced a series of bi-lingual quick tips for parents and practitioners to help children develop good talking and listening skills. There are lots of different languages. The following tips are…

Childcare arrangements

During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. All early years providers (including registered childminders but not including reception years in primary schools) can…

Choosing Childcare

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, some childcare vacancy information may not be up-to-date. Please call providers for the most up-to-date childcare vacancy information. See resources for families staying at home. Choosing childcare can be difficult. In the video below from the Coram Family and Childcare Trust,…

Early help, portage & parental counselling

Rainbow Nursery & Family Centre provide independent supoort for parents of children with SEND. The services provides information for parents on what services are available, helps parents navigate the EHCP process and can act as a point of contact for clinicans and social workers. For details…

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's)

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's) Tommy's have launched a digital version of the NICE-approved Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan. The new digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health…

NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds

All children aged 2 and 3 can have a free flu vaccine at their GP practice. The vaccine is usually given as a single painless spray squirted up the nose. This spray contains a highly processed from of porcine gelatine. The NHS are now able…

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

How to use this guide The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or…

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

How to use this guide The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or…