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Early Years Consortia

Overview of the Early Years Consortia The purpose of the Consortia is to support and enable the inclusion of ALL FUNDED 2, 3 and 4 year old children within their nursery or childcare setting. Children who are eligible for a ‘funded’ nursery place are able…

Domestic Abuse and Honour Based Violence (HBV) Guidance for Professionals

As I’m sure you are all aware, Domestic Abuse during the lockdown is a very real concern, and family members will be at an increased risk.  We need to ensure that we are proactive in asking appropriate and safe questions while families are in lockdown. …

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can be devastating for individuals, children, families and communities.  The Home Office Definition of Domestic Abuse is:  ‘Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been…

Depression

We all feel different emotions throughout our lives. Sometimes we might feel happy, excited, lucky or proud and sometimes we might feel sad, down, worried or scared. Usually these bad feelings go away eventually by themselves, but sometimes you feel sad, down and hopeless for…

Complaints

How to Make a Complaint Early Years Providers and Schools Early Years All registered childcare providers have to have a complaints procedure. For childcare provision that is registered with Ofsted any concerns should first be raised with the manager or provider. For complaints in writing…

Coercive Control

Coercive control is a term used to describe a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away a victims sense of liberty or freedom, to strip away their sense of self.  It strips away integrity but also an individual’s human rights.  Coercive Control includes a…

Childcare

Whether you are looking for nurseries, childminders or out of school clubs, these pages will point you in the right direction. We can provide information on childcare costs, free early education places, information for young carers and support for disabled children and young people. See the Useful Information…

Bullying

Bullying is when someone or a group of people try to intentionally hurt you or a group of people physically (on the outside) or emotionally (on the inside/your feelings). There is a difference between something happening accidentally – like somebody bumping into you in the…

Brokerage and Support with Finding Childcare

Childcare Brokerage Service What is it? Childcare brokerage is a requirement of Childcare Act 2006, which means local authorities must provide support to families struggling to access childcare. Our Family Information Service Team can provide support for families who are looking for childcare. This may…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time to get the hang of. Lots of mums wonder if their baby's feeding well and getting enough - especially in the first few days. But once you've mastered it, you'll probably find it's the easiest and most satisfying…