Articles on Family Information Services (176)

  1. 3 & 4 Year Old Universal 15 hours and 30 hours funding

    Childcare Choices - Use this service to apply for Tax-Free Childcare or 3 and 4 year old extended free entitlement. It's one single application that will check your eligibility for both.  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk Early education and childcare statutory guidance for local authorities - April 2023.pdf Next…
  2. Targeted 2-Year-Old Education & Childcare funding

      Early education from age two has long-lasting benefits for children, and helps to promote a child’s physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. However the evidence shows that on average, disadvantaged families are less likely to make use of formal childcare provision than more advantaged…
  3. Early Intervention Funding (EIF)

    From April 2024, Brighter Futures for Children will be piloting a scheme whereby schools can apply for additional funding for children in pre-school, Reception and Year 1 to ensure that all children can have the best possible start to school. The funding is aimed at…
  4. Early Years Team Supporting SEND

    The Early Years SEND Service provides advice and guidance to professionals in the Under Fives Sector. This will include practitioners who are working in Early Years Settings as well as those working in children centres. The team work closely with the Early Years who ensure…
  5. Autism Training

    Autism is a spectrum condition that affects around one in every 100 people. Children, young people and adults on the spectrum will come into contact with a range of different people and organisations in their everyday life and, depending on how their autism affects them,…
  6. Living well with Autism

    Autism in Reading Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, learns, and processes information. It is currently estimated that roughly one in every 100 people has autism. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in…
  7. Volunteering Opportunities

    Volunteering opportunities Volunteering is a great way to gain skills, build up confidence, achieve goals and make new friendships. What is a Volunteer? A volunteer is someone who does unpaid work or activities within the community. Why volunteer? Volunteering is a great way to meet new…
  8. Personal Independence Payment

    Personal Independence Payment From April 2013 a new benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people with disabilities aged 16 to 64. PIP is a non-means tested; tax-free payment that can be spent as the recipient chooses. PIP is for disabled people aged…
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