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Early Years & Childcare

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child's development, allowing them to become independent, to…

Early Years Inclusion Funding

Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities places a requirement on all local authorities to establish an Early Years Inclusion Fund to support 3 and 4-year olds, however in Reading this has been extended to include 2-year-old children. The EYIF is for 2,…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged three and four year olds.   Last reviewed April 2022  

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…

East Reading Cluster Children Centres

Parents can attend any session anywhere in Reading. Click to view the Children Centre booklet East Cluster Children's Centres  current activities   Last reviewed November 2021

Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP)

Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) Schools in England must provide support to children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) as part of their standard offer to children. This is called SEND support. Where a child/young person requires additional support that goes beyond what…

Education, Schools & Services

A child or young person who has a special educational need or disability (SEND) may need some extra help to get the best out of their education and learning. A child or young person with SEND can usually be supported from the resources which early…

Employment Training & Education

Employment, Training and Education can be accessed by anyone living or working in Reading. Young children can access 15 hours of free childcare/education from the term after their third birthday, a limited number of 2 year olds can access 2 year funded places (meeting the…

Exclusion/suspension from school – A Guide for Parents

Types of exclusion An exclusion (can also be known as a suspension) is when a Headteacher decides that a child is not allowed to attend school. It may result from a series of incidents or from one very serious incident. There are three types of…

Family Support

Parents and carers are the most important people in a child's life but family life can be challenging and difficult at times. Every family is different and has different needs and requirements so it's important that parents and carers can find the best help they…