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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…

Early Help Forums

The Early Help Co-ordinators from each locality arrange a forum three times a year for the Lead Practitioners in their area. These forums provide an opportunity for practitioners to hear guest speakers presenting useful information from agencies who can support children and families. The forums…

Early Help Funding

Early Help Funding is a small resource of money available across the county to support Lead Practitioners in the community to be creative with commissioning services for children and young people in order to meet short term needs identified in a My Plan or My Plan+.…
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