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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 families,…

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…

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  

Things to do

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ Holiday Activities and Food scheme (HAF) for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families Children and young people of all ages enjoy meeting and experiencing new things to do. Often Parents and carers can go with…

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

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 this service to apply for…

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…

What is the Role of a SENCo

What is the role of a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) A SENCo is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools must appoint a teacher to be their SENCo. The SENCo will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEN…

Local Offer Feedback & Consultations

Reading's Local Offer will continually grow over time to ensure it provides a genuinely valuable resource for our children, young people and their families. If you have any ideas on how we can together improve and enhance the Local Offer, we’d love to hear from…

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 2022

Reading Youth

Young Person Friendly Coronavirus Support Your one-stop-shop for all things 'youth' in Reading.  This site provides you with access to a wide variety of events, activites and organisations for young people in Reading.  Make sure you use the search bars at the top of the pages…