Services in Home & Family (25)

  1. Child Benefit

    Child Benefit is a tax-free payment that you can claim for your children. It is usually paid every four weeks but in some cases can be paid weekly.  The payment can be claimed by anyone who qualifies, whatever their income or savings.  Who can get…
  2. 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…
  3. 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…
  4. 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…
  5. 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.…
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