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Childcare calculator - what are you entitled to?

A government childcare calculator to help you find what you are entitled to. Before using the calculator, you will need to know the following information for this year about you and your partner (if you have one) including: how much your family gets in benefits…

Tips on choosing a tutor

Word of mouth recommendations from friends and family or through a tutoring agency are generally how parents find a tutor. You should look for a qualified teacher with experience of teaching children the same age as your child. Recommendation has its attractions, but what suits…

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you’ll: work alongside experienced staff gain job-specific skills earn a wage and get holiday pay get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week) Apprenticeships take 1 to 5…

Connexions Careers Advice

Connexions can provide you with:  information about education courses, training courses and job opportunities (Including apprenticeships) advice about which opportunities might be most suitable for you guidance to help you think through your options and decide on your next steps support with applications and interview…

Your child will be the best they can be with your help, here’s how…

Hungry Little Minds is a campaign from the Department for Education. It encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development. Hungry Little Minds provides lots of simple tips and activities that you can slot into…

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 Family Christmas Workshops

Celebrate and learn with your children In the run up to Christmas the council is running a series of free workshops where the whole family can learn those very special skills that make Christmas magical! You and your family can learn how to make decorations…