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Carersmart

Did you know there are offers, benefits and discounts available exclusively for carers and people with care needs? CarerSmart is a new club form Carers Trust, the UK's largest carers charity, and is open to carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers across…

Checklist when choosing a service or activity

The questions below may help you decide if a club, activity or service is likely to be well run and safe. The person named as the contact for each club, activity or service should be able to give you the answers. 1. Do you have…

Childcare

30 Hours funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds: find out more here   With good quality childcare your children will learn, develop and play alongside other children which will benefit them, and the whole family, for years to come.  Knowing that your children…

Childcare Funding

Depending on the age of your child and your family circumstances, you may be able to get some help towards the cost of early learning and childcare.  There is a booklet "Getting help with paying for childcare" on the right hand side which goes in…

Childcare Providers

If you are not yet registered as a childminder but are interested in finding out more, please look at the Useful Information at the bottom of the page. By clicking on "Introduction to Childminding" you will find all the information you will need to know,…

Concerned about a child or young person?

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. The signs of child abuse are not always obvious, and can vary depending on the type of abuse. If you are worried or concerned about anyone under the age of 18 who you think is being abused or neglected, then…

Disability Access Fund (DAF) - Information for Practitioners

The Disability Access Fund was introduced in April 2017 to ‘enable Early Year’s Providers to anticipate and make reasonable adjustments to their provision and increase the capacity to support disabled children and children with special educational needs’.  3 and 4 year old children are eligible…

Early Help Partnerships

In Gloucestershire, we believe that families are best supported by those who are already working with them, with additional support from local partners arranged as needed.  To discuss an Early Help referral in principle, please call 01452 427362.  To make a request for additional support, please…

Early years childcare funding for children with SEND

If your child is aged two and is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and/or has a My Plan+, they are entitled to FREE early learning at a nursery, childminder, playgroup or children's centre.  The place is for a maximum of 15 hours a week…

Early Years, Education and Childcare

The Early Years is a crucial time of development for all children.  Choosing the right type of childcare, or early learning opportunities is an important decision for parents to make.   You will find useful information about the various childcare options, as well as details of funding which may be…
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