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Supporting children and families in Allerdale, Barrow, Carlisle and Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland. Allerdale activities and services Barrow activities and services Carlisle activities and services Copeland activities and services Eden activities and services South Lakeland activities and services Information on services and activities available…

30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

The universal entitlement for all 3 and 4 years olds is 15 hours per week for 38 weeks (570 hours) of early education. The extended entitlement provides an additional 15 hours for children where parents are eligible. The 30 hour free childcare extended entitlement is…

30 Hours Free Childcare Frequently Asked Questions

The 30 hour extended entitlement can be confusing and overwhelming for a parent.  Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and find details of additional support.   

Advice and Support Services for Families

The Children and Families Information Directory has lots of information available within each section, it also links to services that offer help, advice and support to parents and carers.  Details available are local services, national organisations, websites and helplines.      

Annual health checks for young people with a learning disability

<< Go Back People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case. Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. An annual…

Applying for Direct Payments

We recognise this is a difficult period for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers). We have therefore created a frequently asked questions section in relation to direct payments.  

Becoming a Registered Childminder

If you are thinking about registering as a childminder you need to have undertaken training and suitability checks. If you want to be paid to look after children under 8 years old for more than 2 hours a day, you must: Register with Ofsted on the…
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