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Talking to Children about what's happening in the News - Ukraine

Sometimes things that happen in the world can make us and our children, young people and adults feel sad, anxious or confused. We've put together some resources below that can help you talk to your children, young people and adults when they are feeling scared…

Targeted CVs

« Back to CVs index A targeted CV focuses on a clear, specific job target listing appropriate capabilities and supporting accomplishments. Each job target requires a different CV. You must be clear and specific about your job target, the particular title or occupational field you want…

Tax Credits

Tax credits can help families with children or those who need help paying for childcare. Nine out of ten families with children are eligible for tax credits. Helplines The Tax Credit helpline can help parents to complete their claim form or check the progress of…

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…


ThinkNinja -  a free App to support children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing in this time of uncertainty during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The Coronavirus pandemic brings with it a significant amount of uncertainty and is therefore likely to impact on children…

Training offered by the Early Years & Childcare Team

As details become available, training offered directly by the Early Years and Childcare Team will be shown here. Please see our separate webpage for details of the latest major Conferences and Events.

Training opportunities for young people

We regularly provide details of training opportunities from several providers here. If we've been made aware of upcoming opportunities, they'll be listed below.

Training Support course categories

For the Training Support home page please click here Categories Safeguarding Early years and childcare Working with parents, carers and families Inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities School effectiveness service Local Safeguarding Children's Board Pippa Educational Psychology Speech, language and communication Startpoint Sholing - Early Years…

Transitions and Endings

This NEW course will be classroom based; the venue will be the Civic Centre. We will look at what are transitions, and how experience of trauma can affect a child’s ability to deal with change. We will look at how to build skills to help…

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