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Child Tax Credit & Working Tax Credit

Are you missing out on financial help with your childcare costs?  HM Revenue and Customs administer the Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.  They no longer produce printed information leaflets.  The information below is a brief overview of the credits, where to obtain more…

Childcare - Your Choices

Day Nurseries provide: All day care for babies and children up to the age of 5. Are generally open from 8.00am - 6.00pm but some run from 7.00am - 7.00pm or longer. Are usually open all year round, except for weekends and bank holidays. There…

Choosing a Childminder

Introduction Many Childminders begin childminding when they are parents with young children of their own.  This means many of their skills as carers will come from their own experience as parents, as well as their training.  It is useful to spend some time talking to…

Choosing a Day Nursery

Introduction Choosing the right Day Nursery can be a difficult decision; most parents wonder what to look out for when they start looking.  Not every nursery will match your child’s personality, so be prepared to look around.  Visit several and ask questions about the childcare…

Compliments, Comments, Complaints & Concerns

Compliments, Comments, Complaints, and Concerns at Middlesbrough Council. We are working very hard to provide high quality services that meet your needs. We are very keen to hear about how well you think we are doing and how you think we could do things better.…

Sure Start Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant  If you’re on a low income and getting certain benefits or tax credits, you could get a Sure Start Maternity Grant (SSMG). This is a one-off payment to help towards the cost of having a baby. The grant is tax free…

What are Children’s Centres?

Children's Centres offer all families with children under five a range of services, information and support in their local community. Our Aim The main aim of Children’s Centres is to improve outcomes for all young children, so that they are happy, healthy and ready for…

What is a Childminder?

Childminding involves: Looking after one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of 2 hours a day on domestic premises (normally in the childminders own home) for reward. Registering and undergoing inspection by Ofsted - demonstrating the quality and…

What is a Day Nursery?

Day Nurseries provide: All day care for babies and children up to the age of 5.  Are generally open from 8.00am - 6.00pm but some run from 7.00am - 7.00pm or longer. Are usually open all year round, except for weekends and bank holidays. There…

What is a Nanny?

Nannies provide childcare in your own home and are a popular choice for many families. They can look after children of any age and should provide plenty of fun and learning opportunities in a safe environment. Nannies can often work flexible hours and can be…
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