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COVID-19 Resources for home learning

A number of high quality and subject matter expert approved resources are still available for free for parents to keep the learning going at home whilst schools gradually reopen.     This list of subject-specific resources for:   English   Maths   Science   PE   Wellbeing   Special educational needs and disability (SEND)    These resources…

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…

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…

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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

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, 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free early education and childcare over 38 weeks of the year. If you are a working parent, your 3 and 4 year old may be entitled to an additional 15 hours of childcare.