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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…

Benefits and Grants Calculators

Listed below are links to find what benefits are available and you can use the calculators to find out how much you may be entitled to: Teenage Parent's Benefits Finder Turn2us Benefits and Grants Calculator Entitled to Benefits Calculator - Tax Credits Calculator

Bereavement in Educational Settings - A Guide for Schools

<< Go Back Anticipatory Grief from NES on Vimeo. Anticipatory, or 'living' grief, is when someone experiences feelings of loss before a person dies.  NHS Scotland have produced this short video.

Blind and Visually Impaired - School Information and Resources

Difficulties with vision take many forms with widely differing implications for a pupil's education. They range from relatively minor and remediable conditions to total blindness. Some children are born blind or vision impaired whilst others lose their sight as a result of accident or illness.…

Calculating the costs of having a baby

The Money Advice Service has developed a Baby Costs Calculator to enable you to check how much the essentials cost are for you. Their research shows that a baby could cost as much as £7,200 or as little as £1,600 in their first year, excluding childcare: Click…

Childcare and Early Years

Are you looking for childcare and don't know where to begin? Finding the right care for your child is really important.  Give yourself plenty of time to look in to different options available.  There are many childcare options available in Cumbria, you can find details about the different childcare providers below or…

Childcare Sufficiency Report

Childcare Sufficiency Report The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on local authorities to ensure, that provision of childcare is sufficient to meet the needs of parents in their area, in order for them to work or undertake education or training. Cumbria's Childcare Sufficiency report…

Childcare support while you study

Financial help avaialble for students with children:

Childcare Vouchers

Unfortunately, the Government closed the Childcare Vouchers scheme to new entrants on 4th October 2018. If you're a parent looking to join Childcare Vouchers for the first time that option is no longer available to you, because the Government launched a new scheme called Tax-Free…
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