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Home Is Where The Start Is

Date Published: 27/04/2017
A new training opportunity looks perfect for parents interested in volunteer work who don't know where to start. The family support charity Home-Start is looking for parents with two to three hours a week to spare who may be able to help other families with…

TENFIFTY's Next Club Night

Date Published: 27/04/2017
This month TENFIFTY - the popular club night for adults (18+) with a learning disability - will take place a week later due to the bank holiday. Usually the club night takes place on the first Monday of the month but during May it will…

Complete Puzzle

Date Published: 26/04/2017
A new group for parents of children with disabilities hopes to put parents together... and see what fits! The Complete Puzzle group will meet at Bestwood Village Community Centre in Moor Road, Nottingham (NG6 8TL) every Tuesday at 5-7pm starting Tuesday 2nd May. It aims…

Are you eligible for 30 hours free childcare?

Date Published: 25/04/2017
Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare: • They earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming…

Early years entitlements: operational guidance. (For local authorities and providers).

Date Published: 25/04/2017
A publication that provides operational guidance from the Department for Education about the Early Years Entitlements has been published.  You can download this document from the right hand side of this page.

NEW Pathway to Provision

Date Published: 18/04/2017
A new version of The Pathway to Provision is now available on the Children’s Trust webpages here. The document sets out guidance for practitioners in identifying a child, young person and/or family's level of need, and referral pathways to the most appropriate service to provide support.…

Advanced notice of disruption to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Date Published: 18/04/2017
On Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) will be providing a limited service due to the upgrade of Frameworki to Mosaic. On those days, please report safeguarding concerns using the electronic forms available at and only telephone the MASH to report…

Can You Help Guide Dogs?

Date Published: 15/04/2017
The Charity Guide Dogs UK is looking for Volunteers in and around Worksop and Mansfield.It says it's looking for casual volunteers, frequent supports, fundraisers and more, so if you're interested you can probably be a big help!To find out more about volunteering call Nichola on…

Inspiration, Awards… And An Exceptionally Good Breakfast!

Date Published: 14/04/2017
A popular café which supports young people with learning disabilities to gain training and real-world experience has been honoured with an award by the Houses of Parliament. Rumbletums hosted a special ceremony for volunteers, staff parents and carers to mark the occasion last month (March)…

Into Autism-Friendly Services? Then Get Into intu!

Date Published: 13/04/2017
Nottingham City Centre’s intu Victoria Centre and Broadmarsh shopping centres both launched autism friendly services at the beginning of this month. The launch took place on 30th March to celebrate Autism Awareness Week and highlighted some of the changes the centres have made, including:• In-depth staff…

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