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The Afghan Resettlement (Education) Grant 2021-22

This information is for Afghan refugee families with a child aged 2, 3 or 4 and those supporting these families. Assessing eligibility of Afghan arrivals under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Programme (ARAP) and the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) December 2021

Early years and childcare

"We believe that all children are entitled to go to any early years and childcare provision and to have their needs identified and met." Christina Lewis, Head of Service, Early Years and Childcare At Suffolk County Council we promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, children…

Complain about a childcare provider

Please speak to your childcare provider about any concerns you may have with your child’s experiences, contract, payment, funding queries or entitlements. If you feel the situation has not been resolved you can: Ask for a copy of the complaints procedure if you don't already…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

At Suffolk County Council we promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, children in care, children in need, children with disabilities and children with special educational needs. This includes working with parents/carers and providers to remove any barriers to accessing early education and to…

Finding and choosing childcare

Finding and choosing childcare can seem scary. Here is some information and advice to help you find the right type of care for your child.  Last reviewed February 2022

Funded childcare for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds

Last reviewed: February 2022 All 3 and 4 year old children can have 15 hours funded early education a week over 38 weeks of the year. That’s 570 hours every year until they start school. Some childcare providers offer fewer hours each week that can…

Funded 30 hours childcare eligibility requirements

To access a funded 30 hour place the family must have a valid code and the child must be of eligible age. Suffolk County Council can only fund places where the eligibility codes meet the requirements set by the Department for Education (DfE), and where…

Tax free childcare

Last reviewed: February 2022 Tax-Free Childcare is a Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. Parents use online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2. The…

Services for deaf children and young people

Services for Deaf Children and Young People form part of the Sensory & Physical Service, which is in turn part of the Specialist Education Service. Our service offers support and/or advice for children and young people who have a diagnosis of a hearing loss. The team is…

About the Local Offer

Suffolk’s Local Offer gives you clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). In Suffolk we want services that are able to respond to local needs and aspirations. This is why children,…