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2 Year Old Education & Childcare Funding

  Early education from age two has long-lasting benefits for children, and helps to promote a child’s physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. However the evidence shows that on average, disadvantaged families are less likely to make use of formal childcare provision than more advantaged…

3 & 4 Year Old Free Early Years Funding (including 30 Hours Childcare)

30 Hours Childcare, Extended Entitlement -  Since September 2017 - The government has committed to doubling the amount of free childcare from 15 to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds. Childcare Choices - Use this service to apply for…

Brighter Beginnings - Early Years Inclusion Award

The Early Years Inclusion Award is an outstanding achievement that settings can receive once they have demonstrated they are an inclusive setting to all children including those with additional needs. This award validates that settings are meeting the requirments for the SEND Code of Practice…

Childcare

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with links to Easy Read tab) ~ News Page Deciding the type of childcare you want for your child is an important decision, so it is a good idea to get as much information as possible before deciding…

Childcare - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Finding the right services for your child can be stressful so we've compiled a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions that might help you.    Last reviewed June 2021  

Childcare Contracts and Complaints

Your contract with your childcare provider Before your child starts at a childcare setting you will need to sign a contract with your chosen childcare provider e.g. childminder, pre-school day nursery etc. Signing a contract with a childcare provider is a legally binding document, which…

Childcare for Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in Reading

OFSTED registered childcare, is available in Reading for children with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND).  Reviewed September 2021

Childminders

Childminders provide childcare in their own homes, and are OFSTED Registered, to find out more, please see below.   Last reviewed June 2021.

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017 the Disability Access Fund (DAF) came into effect.  Updated - May 2021