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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…

Childminders

Not all childminders are listed on this website, for a more personalised search of ALL registered Childminders in Middlesbrough contact the Family Information Service: Tel: 01642 354200 Email: childcare@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Early years - Disability Access Fund (DAF)

The Disability Access Fund (DAF) is funding for early years providers to support children with disabilities or special educational needs. It aids access to early years places by supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings. Providers taking three and four year olds that are…

Early Years Foundation Stage

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. Areas of learning…

Education, Health and Care Plans Guidance

In Middlesbrough, the majority of children with special educational needs and disability(SEND) will have their needs met in the child's local mainstream school, sometimes with the help of outside specialists. In some cases, children attend specialist bases in mainstream schools or special schools depending upon…

Help In Early Years - CONTACT Information Guide

This factsheet explains how children with special educational needs are supported to learn and develop, and gives information about education options and finding suitable childcare. Guidance to childcare and other early years’ providers is set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of…

Helping Children be Ready for Nursery

'We believe in Middlesbrough that nursery ready children are curious, confident and co-operative.  Supported by family, professionals and community these children are able to flourish and reach their optimal potential.' See how you could support your child: see pages 11-14

How is Childcare Regulated?

Please see attached factsheet which provides information about how Ofsted regulate childcare providers. It sets out how you might like to use the information available to you when choosing childcare and what to do if you have a concern about your provider.

Top Tips for Positive Parenting

Understanding our own feelings.Feelings are signposts. Children learn from what they see us do. If we can express our feelings appropriately, they will learn how to do this too. Understanding our children's feelings and behaviour. Feelings fuel behaviour. It takes years to learn to manage…

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…
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