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Children's Health - Is my child well enough to go to school or their childcare setting?

Most parents and carers worry about whether their child is well enough to go to school or their childcare setting - or when they should return after an illness.  This chart, Child Health Advice for Parents - Jan 2018 (PDF 298KB), provides information to help you…

Out of school childcare

Out of school services are for school-age children to play and learn and have fun in groups. After-school and breakfast clubs are usually based in or near schools. Breakfast clubs open early in the morning before school starts so children can enjoy a good breakfast, and…

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…

Tax-Free Childcare

Coronavirus Update re 30 hours free childcare and/or tax-free childcare (PDF 85KB)   Tax-Free Childcare has been rolled out to nearly two million households to help with the cost of childcare, enabling more parents to go out to work, if they want to, to provide greater security for…

SACRE Advice for schools and community groups

Southampton’s SACRE (PDF 655KB) (Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education) advice has been updated - this document aims to provide advice for schools and community groups to be used alongside their own policies, and in partnership with their families and local communities.

Early Years Foundation Stage

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)? It's for children aged 0-5 and covers the time spent in any early years education and childcare setting (including childminders) to the end of reception class in infant or primary school. What will my child learn? The…

Early Learning Funding Information

Funded early education sessions are available for children under 5 in Southampton. They are available from the term after your child turns three, although some funding is available for places for two-year-olds who meet the eligibility criteria. Check out your options for help with paying for childcare on…

Choosing the right childcare setting

Choosing the right kind of childcare setting can be a difficult decision. There are different types of childcare providers: day nurseries and pre-schools for under 5s, breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday schemes for school-aged children, childminders who care for children of all age…

Funding for early learning places

Funded early education sessions are available for children under 5 in Southampton. They are available from the term after your child turns three, although some funding is available for places for two-year-olds who meet the eligibility criteria.

2 Year Old Funding: 15 hour offer

Funded early education sessions are available for children under 5 in Southampton. They are available from the term after your child turns three, although some funding is available for places for two-year-olds who meet the eligibility criteria listed in the relevant section below. The section…
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