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30 Hours Early Education and Childcare for Three and Four-year-olds (Extended Entitlement)

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.  Further information can be found here Children in some families will now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of…

30 Hours Free Childcare Campaign

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching a campaign to promote and raise awareness of the benefits that using 30 hours childcare can have for working families.  Hear more from families who have benefited from 30 hours here: Family Case Studies Want to find out…

Babysitters

A babysitter is someone who temporarily cares for children on behalf of their parents or guardians. Babysitters are generally responsible for planning activities (games, sports, art) or supervising play dates. However, some babysitters will have other responsibilities such as cooking, feeding, transportation and helping with…

Becoming a Childminder

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. If you are interested in becoming a childminder, you can attend a briefing session organised…

Becoming a Nanny

Step 1: Before applying to Ofsted for registration three certificates, need to be at hand which Ofsted will require proof of the following:  A paediatric first aid training certificate A certificate in ‘Childcare Introductory course or a common core case A DBS check through the…

Boost your child's speech, language and communication with Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign empowering parents and carers to engage their children (aged 0-5) in positive activities and behaviours that will boost their communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign recognises the massive impact parents have on their…

CACHE qualifications

Have you thought about what you will be doing in September?Are you looking for a new challenge in Early Years or Supporting Teaching and Learning or extending your knowledge and improving your practice?Working qualifications have changed over the past few years, CACHE no longer take…

Care to Learn Scheme

The Care to Learn scheme will pay for childcare costs and related travel costs (up to £175 per week for young people living in London) for parents who are under 20 years of age and who are in education or training. You can claim Care…

Change in the remit of the Tribunal Service

As part of a two-year trial, the Government has extended powers of the First Tier (SEND) Tribunal. This means that if a decision about your child's Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan was made on or after the 3rd April 2018, you will be able…

Change4Life’s Smart Swap campaign

The campaign encourages families to cut back on sugar by making a few simple swaps to their everyday food and drinks.   Children in England are having around 2,800 sugar cubes more than they should each year, more than double the maximum recommended amount. Too much…
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