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2 year old funding (15 hour offer)

Some families with two year olds are eligible for up to 15 hours a week term time or 10/11 hours a week over the year of early education and childcare.  Eligible children can be funded from the term after the child’s second birthday: Child’s birthday When your…

3 and 4 year old funding (15 hour Universal and 30 hour Extended offers)

Early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds is delivered in safe, caring and fun  Ofsted registered provisions who deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The Universal Early Years offer available to all 3 and 4 year olds, offers up to 15 hours…

Childhood vaccines timeline

These are the routine vaccinations that are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK. 6-in-1 vaccine Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and hepatitis B. Given at: 8, 12 and 16 weeks of…

Choosing an early education or childcare provider

It is important to think about what you and your child need when looking for an early education and childcare provider. The questions below have been designed as an example of things you might want to consider; you might have different or additional questions you wish to ask. …

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)?…

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

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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