Services in Early Years and Childcare (76)

  1. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
  8. What is a Playgroup?

    Playgroup / Pre-schools offer: Play and education sessions for children from 2.5 years to 5 Run by qualified members of staff Children usually stay for sessions of 2-4 hours A range of toys and equipment are provided for the children Playgroups are registered and inspected…
  9. What is a Parent & Toddler Group?

    A Parent and Toddler Group is an informal setting where parents, carers, childminders and their children can go to have fun and meet new people. Parents and carers remain with, and are responsible for, their children throughout the session.  Children can be any age under…
  10. What is Out of School Care?

    Out of School Care provides: Care for school age children before and after school during term time and during holidays Often based in school premises, youth or community centres. Provide a range of enjoyable activities to suit older children. For Out of School Care that…
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