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Childcare Choices

You can now find a straightforward explanation of all government childcare support on the new Childcare Choices website. Childcare Choices brings all the government childcare offers together for the first time, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps…

Childcare Services : Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

Since April 1, 2008, local authorities have had a duty to secure sufficient childcare to enable parents to work, or undertake education and training leading to work. To fulfil this duty, Wolverhampton City Council must ensure that the childcare available meets the needs of parents,…

The Early Years Strategy

What is the Early Years Strategy? The Early Years Strategy is Wolverhampton’s response to supporting children and families alongside other professionals. Developed by a multi-agency working group which pulled expertise from health, education, early intervention and specialist services. The strategy is a 4-year outline which…

Free Nursery Education

2 years olds Some families may be eligible for free 15 hours a week childcare, for the equivalent of 38 weeks per year (or 570 hours per year). Here you will find information on terrific for twos eligibility.   3 and 4 year olds All 3…

Home Learning

It is important for parents to take an interest in their child’s early learning, by spending time on helping their child to learn about letters, numbers as well as the world around them. Encouraging learning at home will have a positive effect on a child’s…

Paying for Childcare

There are currently two main sources of financial help for working parents: The childcare element of Working Tax Credit Childcare Vouchers The childcare element of Working Tax Credit is intended to help working parents on a low income with the costs of registered childcare. The…

Schools and Providers Offering Extended Entitlement (30 Hours)

The following list shows schools and providers who have expressed an interest to Early Intervention 0-18 Service in offering the 30 hours and those working in partnership: Schools Ashmore Park Nursery School working in partnership with Ashmore Play Hub Castlecroft Primary Christ Church (Church of England)…

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a new UK-wide government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare, and can be used to pay for: Pre-schools Registered childminders Day nurseries School based care (that is paid for, such as after-school clubs) Parents who are eligible will…

Transitions into Childcare and Schools

Transitions into Childcare or into School are part of a child’s milestones and have a definite effect on their future development.  A transition is a time of new opportunities and growth for every child. Getting the transition right is vital for every child, and is…
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