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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…

What is A Study programme?

All young people must continue in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. If you are in education, you should follow a ‘study programme’. A study programme is a type of course which individualises your learning, helps to prepare you for adulthood…

What Is A Supported Internship?

What are Supported Internships? Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills…

What Is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships An apprenticeship is a paid job which combines practical training in the workplace with study. As an apprentice you will: -       work alongside experienced staff; -       gain job-specific skills; -       earn a wage and get holiday pay; and -       study towards a related qualification…

What is Holiday Care?

Holiday Care provides: Care for school age children during school holidays Often based in school premises, youth or community centres. Provide a range of enjoyable activities to suit older children. For Holiday Care that is registered with Ofsted -  Inspection reports can be viewed on…

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…

What is Vocational Profiling

Vocational profiling As part of your preparation for adulthood you may be supported by staff in your school or college to develop your own vocational profile. A vocational profile is a document that looks at what job would like to do in the future and…

What is Work experience?

Work experience Meaningful work experience is important to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to move into employment. Work experience is also a fantastic opportunity for you to try working in a variety of places.  This can help you to make decisions…