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What is Cerebral Palsy?

Article provided by the NHS website Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. It's caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth. Information: Coronavirus advice Get advice…

What is Dyslexia?

If you are concerned about your child's development, you should first speak to their teacher or the school's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo). More information can be found by following the links in our Related Links, on the left hand side of this…

What is Dyspraxia?

If you are concerned about your child's development and believe they may have Dyspraxia, then you should speak to either your child's GP or the school's Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). Further information and support can be found by following our related links on the…

What is Global Developmental Delay?

Global Developmental Delay is the general term used to describe the condition in which children are significantly delayed in all areas of development. Babies and children usually develop certain skills and abilities in a fairly predictable order and at fairly predictable ages. Whilst all children…

What to expect from good out of school provision

Trained staff All staff will have ongoing relevant training and Play Leaders will have or be working towards an NVQ level 3 in Playwork or equivalent. Child-centred activities Activities will be based around children's interests. Their views will be valued. Diversity of resources and activities…

Where can I take a funded place?

This Directory lists childcare providers approved by Ofsted and Southampton City Council. The free early education can be taken in a variety of settings in Southampton: school nursery class; nurseries / pre-schools on school sites; independent schools; nurseries or pre-schools in children’s centres; day nurseries; pre-schools and childminders (childminders cannot be funded for…

Why work with children?

What's in it for me? Quality education, care and play for children from birth to 14 years of age makes a real difference to their lives, laying the foundation for all-round development in their crucial formative years and preparing them for adulthood. Thousands of children…

Work experience

Work experience gives you a chance to try out jobs before reaching a long term decision. You get an insight into the pace and pressures of a typical work day, and an understanding of the range of skills and qualities needed. A guide to Child…

Working as a childminder

Childminding can be a very rewarding and satisfying career.  Childminders are professional childcarers, who work in their own home, set their own times and days, and work across a wide range of ages.  Childminders who work with under 8s are required to register with Ofsted. …

Working before you're 16

There are several laws covering what you can do if you want to work while you're still at school. If you're under 16, you're not allowed to work: without an employment permit issued by the education department of the local council, if this is required by…

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service or organisation meets your requirements. We offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

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