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Travel Assistance to School / College (SEND)

Home to School Transport Policy As a parent, it's your responsibility for getting your child to and from School. However, in some cases, the Council can provide help / support for your child's travel between home and school. Our Home to School Travel Policy is…

Vaccinations

A checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given. If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find…

Videos

We have gathered together some videos for you to help explain a bit more about people you may meet, teams or services that you might get involved with.  If you would like to get involved or have any suggestions of things you would like us…

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 Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)?

The Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) has a key role in ensuring that there is an awareness and understanding of the SEND Reforms by all of local Health providers of services and supports joined up working between health and local authorities. The DCO has oversight across…

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…

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…

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…