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Find information on: Nursery admissions  Primary school admissions Infant to junior transfer Secondary school admissions 14 to 19 provision In-year admissions

Help with childcare costs

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…

Early Help Offer and Safeguarding

Early help is about providing extra support at an early stage for you and your family to prevent small problems from getting worse. These could be difficulties with parenting to health to education to support for teenagers.  Many services in Hounslow offer early help including…

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…

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…

Do you want to become a childminder?

Then come along to our information briefing on becoming a childminder or Nanny in Hounslow. The information session run by Hounslow’s Early Years and Childcare Service will look at: Ofsted’s role and the role of the Local Authority Types of Childcare provision What is Childminding /Nannying? Ofsted’s…

Free childcare for 2 year olds

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 an Ofsted registered private day nursery, pre-school or childminder if you get any of the following: Income Support income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance…