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Doctors or General Practitioners (GPs)

It is important to register with a GP, so you can access health services if you need them. You can register with a GP of your choice, as long as you live within the surgeries catchment area and they are accepting new patients.  Find out…

Early education funding for 2 year olds

Some 2 year olds may be eligible to apply for 570 hours of funded early education per year. This covers to up to 15 hours early education funding per week across 38 weeks per year. If you need childcare in the school holidays you could…

Early education funding for 3 and 4 year olds

Every child aged 3 and 4 is eligible to access early education funding.  All children are eligible to the entitlement from the beginning of the funding period following their third birthday. The Department for Education sets the funding period dates as: September Period - between…

Early education funding: 30 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year old children are currently entitled up to 15 hours of funded childcare (570 hours per year), but some working parents will be eligible for up to 30 hours of funded childcare (1140 hours per year) if they meet certain criteria.

Elective Home Education

BCP Council is committed to working with the community of Electively Home Educating families so that all children have fulfilled lives and bright futures.

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

All infant school children in the following year groups are entitled to free school meals:  year R - reception class year 1 year 2 Parent(s) who are on one of the qualifying benefits may also apply under the ‘benefit’ based free school meals criteria. This will then…

Health

Use this section to find out about the health services available in the local area and other specialist services in the community. For information on health services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities visit the Health section of the SEND…

Help finding work

Support available to help you find work.

Help with relationship questions

There are lots of organisations in our Counselling and Relationships section that may be able to help and support you. Some other useful websites include: Single Parents is a parenting site for single parents offers support from experienced parenting facilitators, links to other support organisations and news.  Dad.Info offers…

Information for parents of teenagers

Being a parent can be the most rewarding job in the world, but at times may feel like it's the most difficult. When your child becomes a teenager, it can be normal for them to begin to challenge you as a parent in different ways.…