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30 hour extended entitlement FAQs

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

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…

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

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

Some of your options available are:

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…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

The Disability Access Fund is to support access to early years free entitlement places for 3 and 4 year olds. It supports children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The intention of this funding is to support childcare providers in making reasonable adjustments to their…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is extra government funding that supports children who are 3 and 4 year old in their development, learning and care. The extra funding which is paid to the childcare provider can be used to assist the improvement of a child's early education.…

Examples of Reading Materials

Supermarket magazines Catalogues Car/farming magazines Leaflets/flyers Maps Menus and shopping lists Opportunities for conversations in everyday life Food labels Road signs Shop/restaurant signs and logos Going for a walk: what can you see? Travelling in the car

Examples of Research

More than 1.4 million children and young people in the UK have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  Language disorder alone is one of the most common disorders of childhood affecting nearly 10% of children and young people everywhere throughout their lives. In areas of…
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