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  1. Our Neighbours' Local Offers

    Each Local Authority (LA) has their own Local Offer website. We have tried to include lots of information for you from around the region however there could be some we have missed!  Why not take a look at our surrounding Local Offer websites.
  2. Support Services

    Some children, young people and families may need support with specific difficulties or challenges. You can find information here about council support, local and national support groups in addition to online support. You may also want to get involved with the local Parent Carer Forum.…
  3. Post 16 - High Needs Funding

    Post 16 education providers can apply for additional funding to help support young people with SEND through the post 16 journey. A student must also be undertaking an approved Study Programme, Supported Internship or Apprenticeship that supports their progression into work or further study, and…
  4. Paying for Childcare

    If you are responsible for a child and using registered childcare, you may be entitled to help with your childcare costs. There is a range of financial assistance available when paying for childcare in the UK, depending on your circumstance.  Details can be found on…
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
  8. How is Childcare Regulated?

    The external link (below) 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.
  9. Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2021

    This latest Childcare Sufficiency Assessment provides a current picture of the childcare market in Middlesbrough and will be used to ensure that sufficient childcare is available across the town, to meet the needs of parents. Download the latest assessment from the downloads below.
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