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Holiday and Activity Food Programme Christmas 2021

On 8 November 2020, the government announced that the holiday activities and food programme will be expanded across the whole of England in 2021. The programme has provided healthy food and enriching activities to children for children who receive benefits-related free school meals age 5…

How to keep your baby or toddler active

Ways to get your baby moving Why tummy time is important Baby bouncers, walkers and seats Physical activity for toddlers Enjoy being active together Activity for young children with a disability Coping with a very active toddler Does my child have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?…

Private Fostering

What is it? Private fostering is where a private arrangement has been made by the child’s parent (or someone with parental responsibility) to live with a carer who is not a close relative of a child under the age of 16 (or 18 if the…

Registering as a childcare business in Havering

For information about registering your childcare business if you are operating in Havering click on the following link Childcare New Business

Safety for all.... After School

You might be thinking about using a tutor or out of school setting for a child or children you care for. This could be: for help with their homework or to improve their grades to learn a musical instrument to take part in other out…

Summer Activities

Summer is here! We have put together activities and providers for children and young people to take part in over the Summer break, will be updating this information on a weekly basis so please come back and see what's new.

Tax Free Childcare for working parents

Tax free child care supports working parents with children aged under 12, or 16 with a disability, with the costs of early education and/or childcare. For every £8 paid into a Government online account by the parent, they will immediately be topped up £2 into…

Teaching your child everyday skills

When children play, they're learning what they want to learn. Often these will be things you want them to learn, too. Sometimes, though, your child may need some extra help from you to learn the necessary skills they'll need throughout their lives. For example, these skills…

Timeline for Childcare 0-10

We often receive calls from parents who are not sure when their child can attend childcare or education, or when to apply for these. Below is a timeline for the stages of Education up to the age of 10. Up to 2 years old: If you need…

Types of early education and childcare providers

Parents are free to use the childcare they feel is best for the needs of their family.  Parents must make their own enquiries about a provider before they use them.  The information provided below gives an overview of provider types. 
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