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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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS SEEKING ALTERNATIVE CHILDCARE If any NHS/essential keyworkers are unable to find childcare for their pre school children please contact your Early years lead in the area you live and they will try to find places. If you are looking for…

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…

Concerned about a child being Abused or Neglected

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…

Coronavirus - Covid-19 - Support

If you are an essential key worker and are struggling with childcare please click here for additional information Gloucestershire County Council have put together some frequently asked questions regarding Free School Meals, School Admissions, Being a critical worker, Early Years and Provider information as well as keeping you…

Digital Security for Children

Thinkuknow produces online resources for children of different age ranges (5-7; 8-10; 11-13; 14+) as well as parents/carers. It not only offers information on keeping children safe but also links members of the public to the reporting function of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection…

Digital Security for Women

Tech vs Abuse is a collaborative research study about the use of digital tools to support people affected by domestic abuse. The project is supported by various institutions, including Comic Relief, Chayn, SafeLives, and Snook. The website points to ten different initiatives by organisations such…

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…
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