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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work. It replaces some of the benefits and tax credits that you might be getting now such as; Income Support Employment Support Allowance Jobseekers Allowance Working Tax & Child Credits Housing Benefit.…

What benefits can I get on a low income?

You may be able get help if you are on a low income: Jobseeker's Allowance (contact Jobcentre Plus) Help with moving from Benefits to work Income Support Budgeting Loans Employment and Support Allowance Carer's Credit Disability Premium (Income Support) Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Pension Credit…

What Financial Benefits Are Available?

A number of changes to Benefits have taken place over recent years as part of the Government's Welfare Reforms.

What is a Pre-School?

A Pre-school provides a safe environment for your child to “Listen, Talk, Play & Share” whilst achieving learning and development milestones, essential within the pre-school years (as outlined in the parents guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage).     Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Childcare settings…

What is the cost of childcare?

The cost will vary according to the age of your child, the hours and type of setting they attend.  If your child is aged 2 years you may be eligible for 15 hours FUNDED childcare.  All 3&4 year old children can have 15 hours FUNDED…

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the legal requirement for registered childcare provisions, and a framework for learning, development and care for children from birth to 5 years, through a range of activities to meet the needs of all children. All registered early years providers…

What Qualifications do Childcare Staff Need?

All Pre-schools, Day Nurseries must have a Manager qualified to at least Level 3 in Childcare or Early Years  and half the staff on L2 to be working towards higher qualifications.  Staff are required to continue training and updating their knowledge on a regular basis.…