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2 Year Old Education & Childcare Funding

Citizen portal will be unavilable over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2020. 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,…

Do you need help to meet your care needs or to employ a Personal Assistant (PA)?

If you do, you may find it useful to recruit a Personal Assistant to help you get out and about or to help you get involved in the activities you’d like to do. Fo further information and to find out how to recruit a Personal…

Young People & Mental Health

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. Please see below, local and national…

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…

Brighter Futures for Children - Reading School Admissions

School admissions in Reading are delivered by Brighter Futures for Children, on behalf of Reading Borough Council. For information on School Admissions please visit www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org/school-admissions If you are looking for information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities please visit www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org/send If you are thinking of…

Children's Action Teams (CATs)

Children’s Action Teams (CATs) in Reading are local teams providing help, guidance and support, working together with families and communities to create and achieve positive change for Reading’s children and young people. CATs work closely with schools and other services to provide family-centred support that…

Exclusion from school – A Guide for Parents

Types of exclusion An exclusion 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 exclusion: lunchtime exclusion – used when a…

Speech and Language

Speech & Language Drop In Clinics Reading ~ Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, and because we want to keep both our patients and staff as safe as possible, we have made the decision to suspend our face to face speech and language therapy drop…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they may also be entitled to a sum of money paid to their school or childcare setting to boost their learning.   Last reviewed March 2020  

3 & 4 Year Old Free Early Years Funding (including 30 Hours Childcare)

COVID19 - Funding Update below 30 Hours Childcare, Extended Entitlement -  Since September 2017 - The government has committed to doubling the amount of free childcare from 15 to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds. Childcare Choices - Use…