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Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - Ensuring Sufficient Availability

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Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - Improving Quality

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Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - Introduction

Southampton City Council’s Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and subsequent Delivery Plan sets out to ensure that: parents are better supported in the choices they make about their work and family responsibilities; childcare is available to all families and is flexible to meet their circumstances; childcare services…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - Policy Context

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - Policy Context Since the introduction of the National Childcare Strategy in 1997 the development of early years services and childcare has been at the forefront of Government policy.  It continues to make a significant contribution to overall objectives or improving educational attainment…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - Promoting Greater Affordability

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Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - The Role of Childcare

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - The Role of Childcare Evidence shows that access to the sufficient supply of good quality early years education and childcare makes a significant contribution to improving outcomes for children (Field 2010).  Childcare may be required for both pre-school and school-aged children. …

Childcare Vouchers vs Tax-Free Childcare

What is Tax-Free Childcare? Tax-Free Childcare is a new government initiative which being slowly rolled out from early 2017, and will replace the existing Childcare Voucher Scheme in April 2018. For eligible families, Tax-Free Childcare offers to cover 20% of childcare costs (up to £2,000 per child, per year), for…

Childminders in Southampton

This page explains about childminders and what they can offer you and your family.  If you decide to use a childminder, Choosing a Childminder - questions to ask will help you choose the right one. Search for a childminder in Southampton, Become a childminder in Southampton…

Children and Young People who Self Harm

This training is presented via Zoom, and therefore requires access to laptop, tablet or phone. An invitation and course materials will be sent in advance of each session. Looking at the background and reasons for self harm, and how to respond to a child or…

Children left alone and babysitting

Warning signs Parents who have little support. A child, who is often seen outside and all alone for long periods of time. Childcare arrangements that keep going wrong. Action If there is immediate risk of harm to a child, call the police. What to say…

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