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Home Learning Resources for Parents and Carers

The Virtual School and School Improvements Services have compiled a list of the best websites that offer FREE learning resources, ideas, activities, lessons and more, for you to use at home. All age groups and most curriculum areas are covered. Some websites may require you to…

How can I get help paying for childcare?

If you're working or going back to work, and you've got children, you can get financial and practical help with childcare. There's lots of help available to make your life easier, from tax credits to flexible working arrangements.If you need help paying for childcare, the Coram…

How to complain, compliment or feedback about a Wandsworth SEND local offer service, activity or provider

If possible, please make your complaint, give your compliment or feedback  direct to the person you are dealing with, or their manager, using their complaints, compliments and/or feedback procedures. If you want to complain, compliment or feedback about a local offer service, activity or provider you can …

How to make a complaint

If you have a complaint regarding how the Early Education or Nursery Education Entitlement is being offered by a childcare provider, you should first discuss this with the manager or owner of the provision.  If your concern has not been resolved through this discussion, you…

How will a childminder help your child?

How will a childminder help your child to develop and learn? The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all childminders and nurseries must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. High quality teaching and…

How will nursery education help your child?

How will nursery education help your child to develop and learn? The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all childminders and nurseries must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. High quality teaching and…

Identifying and assessing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Concerns about difficulties and additional needs may become apparent from a very early age or at any point in a child or young person’s life. Medical needs may be identified from birth and picked up by hospital professionals while other developmental concerns may become apparent…

Keeping Children Safe - Supplementary Education

Supplementary Education includes all non-statutory provision for children and young people in a setting outside of a mainstream school. It is not an alternative to mainstream education in your local school but provides extra support in core cirriculum subjects (Maths, English, Science, etc.) and/or languages,…

Keeping Children Safe - Unregistered Schools

An unregistered school is a school that is independent from Local Authority control and meets the criteria below for registration, but has not done so. The criteria are: Teaches a full-time education to five or more children aged between 5-16 years old Teaches a full-time…

The Law on FGM

National Policy documents for professionals Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation (2011) Royal College of Nursing Female genital mutilation (2006) Safeguarding Children and Young People: A Toolkit for General Practice (2011) Female Genital Mutilation and its Management (2009) Female…