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Relatives providing childcare

If you are using a relative to look after your child without payment, they do not have to register with Ofsted. If you are paying your relative and want help with these costs, various rules can apply. Government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year…

Free childcare for 2 year olds

Please note the online checker will down for maintenance between 7pm on Saturday 29 February until 7am on Sunday 1 March If you have a two year old child they may be able to get up to 15 hours free childcare and early learning at a…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for 3 and 4 year olds

Is your child 3 or 4 years old? There may be extra funding to help your childcare provider or school improve your child's education. Your provider will be able to claim this extra funding if you receive one of the following benefits: Income Support Income…

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework sets the standards for how children from birth to 5 years will learn and develop. The EYFS promotes teaching and learning to ensure a child’s readiness for school. It also provides a good foundation for their future progress…

Family Store Wish List

Thank you to everyone that has kindly donated to the Family Store. We are fully stocked and will be unable to accept any items at the moment! However, please see the wishlist below for items needed: Wish list Girls clothes 2-3 Years Push Chair Girls…

Health support in nurseries, schools and colleges

There is a school nursing service that work in all schools to promote health and wellbeing Their contact details are; Heston Health Centre,25, Cranford Lane,Heston,Hounslow,TW5 9ERPhone: 0203 691 1012 Email address HRCH.Hounslowschoolnurses@nhs.net If your child has a medical condition that needs support at school then the…

What is Counselling?

Counselling also known as ‘Talking Therapies’ is somewhere to share and explore your thoughts, feelings and problems in confidence with someone who is trained to listen. Counsellors should listen without judging you and explore your problems with you, but not tell you what you should…

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

Childcare Checklist

You can take this checklist along with you when you visit a childcare setting. you can adapt this if you are visiting a childminder. Click here for the different types of childcare available These questions and points can act as a guideline to what to ask and…