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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Nannies / Home Childcarers & Au-pairs

This page looks at the difference between nannies and au-pairs. Last Reviewed June 2021

New Mums and Emotional Well-being

Maternal mental health and emotional well-being during pregnancy and in the year after birth. Someone who has experienced emotional difficulties says: ‘If you have just had a baby or are pregnant and think you might be suffering from depression, experiencing intrusive or uncomfortable thoughts or…

NHS Health Services

NHS Choices For information about health conditions, advice about staying well plus signposting to local health services: Visit www.nhs.uk Carers Direct on NHS Choices For information and advice for carers visit www.nhs.uk/carers or call the Carer’s Direct Helpline 0300 123 1053 Your local pharmacy Ask…

NHS Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

If you are referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme…

NHS Long Term Plan

Here are some additional resources that have been made available following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan.  These include:  An easy read version of the Plan, which you can view here. A five minute video explaining provisions for learning disability and autism, featuring…

Non Maintained Independent Special Schools

Introduction The Education Act 1993 requires the Secretary of State to produce a Code of Practice to guide local authorities (LAs) and governing bodies of maintained schools on their responsibilities towards children with special educational needs.  This information is provided to parents during the assessment…

Nurseries

To find out more about Day Nurseries please see below. Visit our advice and guidance page Nursery Schools & Classes for details of other nurseries. Last reviewed June 2021.

Nursery Schools & Classes

Nursery School and Classes are open term time only, please see below to find out more. For infor mation on day nurseries visit our advice & guidance page Nurseries .   Page reviewed January 2021

Oak Tree School

Oak Tree School c/o Maiden Erlegh TrustSilverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS A colaboration between Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Reading & Wokingham Borough Council. Oak Tree School is an exciting collaborative project which will provide a safe and happy learning environment for 150 learners…

Offending Behaviour

The Family Information Service has sourced the following organisations who can offer information and support for families and individuals who are experiencing behaviour issues.   Page reviewed March 2021