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Contact a Family Releases Updated Disability Living Allowance Advice

Date Published: 22/01/2015
The National Information Charity Contact a Family has released an updated version of its advice regarding claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA). You can download the document here or contact them by telephone to get a free copy sent by post on 0808 808 3555.  …

Have You Heard Of The Aspley ADHD Group?

Date Published: 21/01/2015
If you care for a child or young person who has ADHD – or even if you suspect they might – then there’s a new group that might be able to help. The new support group takes place at Aspley Library on Nuthall Road on…

Green light for Flying High Academy to get a new school

Date Published: 06/01/2015
Planning permission has been granted for a new school to be built at Flying High Academy in Ladybrook, Mansfield. Once the existing buildings have been demolished, a two-storey replacement primary school will be built on part of the existing school site and the site of…

Searching for childcare just got easier!

Date Published: 17/12/2014
A new childcare finder has been launched by the Family and Childcare Trust which is quick and easy to use. It means for the first time you can search for Ofsted registered childcare across local authority boundaries, through one simple postcode search. The childcare finder…

Flu: Vaccine' given to too few young children.

Date Published: 02/12/2014
The latest figures show fewer than one third of two to four-year-olds are getting the nasal spray. The uptake is down on the same point last year, the first time children were routinely immunised against flu. Public Health England said that young children were "super-spreaders" and…

Childcare Factsheets

Date Published: 03/11/2014
The Family and Childcare Trust have published a range of factsheets for parents and carers about the different issues they may face when using childcare.  All of the factsheets are available to download here for free.

New online professional development Montessori course for Childminders

Date Published: 28/10/2014
The course is available to registered child-minders and offers them an opportunity to reflect on their practice whilst learning about the Montessori approach. The online course introduces the Montessori approach, focusing on the philosophy of enabling the child lead his/her development under the guidance of…

Ebola Virus – Advice for Schools, Colleges, Childcare and Residential Settings

Date Published: 21/10/2014
Ebola Virus – Advice for Schools, Colleges, Childcare and Residential SettingsThe government is closely monitoring the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and is taking action at home and abroad.The overall risk of Ebola to the UK remains low. However we understand that…

Children and Families Bill

Date Published: 08/10/2013
The Children and Families Bill takes forward the government’s commitments to improve services for vulnerable children and support strong families. It underpins wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. The bill will reform the systems…

NEW! Start up grants for new childcare providers

Date Published: 01/05/2013
Fantastic news has just been announced about a start up grant which is available for new childcare providers! The new Childcare Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. It will encourage and support the…

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