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  1. 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

    The universal entitlement for all 3 and 4 years olds is 15 hours per week for 38 weeks (570 hours) of early education. The extended entitlement provides an additional 15 hours for children where parents are eligible. The 30 hour free childcare extended entitlement is…
  2. Advice and Support Services for Families

    The Children and Families Information Directory has lots of information available within each section, it also links to services that offer help, advice and support to parents and carers.  Details available are local services, national organisations, websites and helplines.      
  3. Becoming a Registered Childminder

    If you are thinking about registering as a childminder you need to have undertaken training and suitability checks. If you want to be paid to look after children under 8 years old for more than 2 hours a day, you must: Register with Ofsted on the…
  4. Childcare Support is Expanding

    The Government are focused on giving children the best start in life and are supporting parents to access affordable, high-quality childcare.  With a £4 billion per year expansion of childcare in England, this is the largest expansion of funded childcare ever.  This will remove barriers to work…
  5. Childcare Vouchers

    Unfortunately, the Government closed the Childcare Vouchers scheme to new entrants on 4th October 2018. If you're a parent looking to join Childcare Vouchers for the first time that option is no longer available to you, because the Government launched a new scheme called Tax-Free…
  6. Children's Audiology Service

    Children’s Audiology is here to test the hearing of all ages of children from birth through to school leaving age.  Children are offered an appointment because there is some concern regarding speech or hearing, or because they have had a hearing screening test in school…
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