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Hearing Support

We have created the following factsheets to support practitioners: Hearing support service offer 2019 - 2020  Information sheet for PVI SENCO forum Referral Form Pathway for hearing support Resources and guidance

Help for Self Employed

Here are some useful links for self-employed, and these links offer guidance on how to access financial help from the Government. Self Employment & Universal Credit Employment & Support Allowance Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Citizen’s Advice…

Help with childcare costs

Help with childcare costs There is financial help available to pay for childcare; this help depends on family circumstances including how much the family earns, whether they are in work or returning to work, and the age of the children. Help is available for all children…

Helpful information when choosing a Childminder

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

Holiday playschemes

Holiday playschemes These can offer a wide range of activities such as sports, outdoor and indoor games, arts, crafts and drama. Many operate a booking system and may give substantial discounts to parents who book early. Other schemes offer 'open access' where children can just…

Home Learning Packs

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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…