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Abuse

Being mistreated or abused (sometimes called ‘Significant Harm') is defined as Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Neglect or Emotional Abuse. Information in this section has been sourced through the Hounslow Safeguarding Children's Board and  other national organisations such as the NSPCC

Becoming a registered childminder

The Hounslow Early Years and Childcare Service will be delivering a free, online information briefing, on becoming a Childminder / Nanny in Hounslow  The information session will look at Ofsted’s role and the role of the Local Authority Types of Childcare provision What is Childminding…

Bullying

Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting either physically or emotionally of one person or group by another. E.g. calling names, taunting, mocking and teasing, damaging property, stealing, spreading rumours, hurting someone physically and making threats, being isolated from group activities, cyberbullying, making offensive comments verbally or by text message,…

Childcare Checklist for children aged 0-5 years

Here you will find things to think about and questions to ask when you visit a childcare provider. Ofsted ratings and reports Ask the childcare provider for a copy of their Ofsted inspection report. You can also view it online at reports.ofsted.gov.uk Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator…

Children's Centre Resources and Information

Covid-19- Children’s Centres have been closed until further notice So that we can continue to provide families with information and support, Children Centre staff are available to contact on the following topics (contact numbers listed in the table below! You can contact practitioners from any…

COVID-19 Financial support and advice

Support available for unemployment or reduced work due to coronavirus   Apply online for Universal Credit to get financial support if you’ve lost your job or getting less work if you are self-employed as a result of the pandemic.   You might also be able to:  apply online for New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance  apply for…