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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…

PACE and Therapeutic Parenting

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. An introduction to the therapeutic parenting model of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy. We will look at…

Parenting and family support - general advice

"Some of my friends moan that their parents are too busy for them, but my mum's great - she always finds time to talk to us about stuff and makes us feel special - I know I can talk to her about anything." Action Be involved…

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Article provided by The National Autistic Society website Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a profile that describes those whose main characteristic is to avoid everyday demands and expectations to an extreme extent. This section explains what a PDA profile is and the assessment process. It also links to some…

Paying for childcare - Help for lone parents

Work preparation support Work preparation support is provided by Job Centre Plus for getting people back into work. A lone parent, whose youngest child is under 16, and is either not working or is working under 16 hours a week, can get help under this scheme. There…

Paying for childcare - help for students

Multiple types of financial support is available to students to help fund general learning and childcare costs. Southampton Children and Young People's Information Service will be happy to give you information about finding and choosing high quality childcare that will suit your child, or try our…

Paying for childcare - Help for working parents

Parents can apply online and follow a simple guide to see if they are eligible for Tax Credits. The independent Money Saving Expert website run by Martin Lewis, the finance expert, also has some really useful information on it. Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity…

Paying for childcare - Help from your employer

If you are working, ask your employer about childcare help they could offer. There are some good reasons why more and more employers are looking at their employees' childcare needs and trying to find ways to help. Employers rely upon parents as part of their work…

Play in group settings

This page provides information about general resources that you might find useful to have in your childcare setting when caring for children or young people. Basic Play Equipment When setting up a childcare provision it is important to have an idea of the core equipment…

Policies and procedures required by Ofsted

The following policies are explicitly required by welfare and safeguarding requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014), or are implicitly required by the framework, or are required by other legislation. Policies required Equalities policy EYFS policy Safeguarding policy Emergency evacuation procedure Uncollected child…

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