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Before and After School Clubs (Out of School)

In Hampshire there is a range of Ofsted registered or approved group settings and individuals (childminders) providing before and after school care. Out of school clubs:• provide safe and stimulating play opportunities for school age children at times when schools are not open• can operate before school…

Childcare and Early Years Education

From here you can search for Ofsted or Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) registered or approved childcare and early years education services for children and young people aged 0 – 16 years, including those who have additional needs (such as special educational needs and disabilities). If…

Childcare Options

  What options are available to help you care for your child? Choosing the type of childcare that will suit your family is an important decision and will be based on what is available to you, your working pattern, your child’s needs and the cost.…

Childminders and Childminder Agencies

In Hampshire there is a range of Ofsted registered individual childminders (and those that employ assistants) providing childcare and early years education.

Early Years and Childcare Briefing Note

Helpful update regarding everything associated with "Early Years and Childcare" including: Hampshire Parents and Carers Childcare Demand Survey 2-Year-Old Early Years Education Funding Know someone looking for a fulfilling career? Sector-based Work Academy Programme Tax Credits Update To view the briefing note please see the…

Holiday Playschemes

In Hampshire there is a range of Ofsted registered or approved group settings and individuals (childminders) providing childcare in the school holidays. Holiday Playschemes: provide safe and stimulating play opportunities for school age children throughout the school holidays typically cater for children aged four to…

Inclusive Early Years Provision

What does fully inclusive practice mean and how will you know if the service you have chosen for your child is inclusive? The SEND Code of Practice demands that '‘All children are entitled to an education that enables them to; achieve the best possible educational…

Makaton in Early Years

Makaton is a language programme using speech, signs and symbols which provides basic communication and everyday vocabulary which helps to develop language and literacy skills.Using Makaton helps adults and children who may have communication difficulties to develop their basic communication skills. These basic skills are…

Pre-Schools and Nurseries (including school based provision)

In Hampshire there is a range of Ofsted or Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) registered group settings providing childcare and early years education.

Support and Funding Options for Childcare and Early Years Education

If you need support with paying for childcare, there are various options available. This page outlines what is available to parents, and signposts to further information on these schemes. The information includes: Childcare Choices Child Benefit Child Tax Credit Working Tax Credit Universal Credit Tax-Free…
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