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Elective Home Education (EHE)

Educating your child at home Elective Home Education is where parents choose to exercise their legal right to take responsibility for educating their children at home. The decision to Electively Home Educate should be taken solely by parents and schools should not seek to influence…

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. 

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

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 be taken over more…

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…

Emotional Wellbeing Gateway - Mental Health Services & Support

Whether you are experiencing mental health issues, are worried about someone you care for, or want to know how to stay mentally well, the Gateway website is the place to go for families and professionals looking for emotional wellbeing information and advice, or to make…

Stress in children and young people - information and advice for parents and carers

Tell us what you think about this section of the website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of your screen. Children and young people today are facing many pressures from many different sources. They are experiencing stress at school (homework, fitting in,…

Eating disorders in children and young people - information and advice for parents and carers

Tell us what you think about this section of the website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of your screen. Spotting the signs of eating disorders in children and young people Spotting the early signs of an eating disorder, such as, anorexia…

Anxiety in children and young people - information and advice for parents and carers

Tell us what you think about this section of the website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of your screen. Spotting the signs of anxiety in children and young people Anxious behaviour is common in children and young people. Most learn to…

Self-harm in children and young people - information and advice for parents and carers

Tell us what you think about this section of the website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of your screen. Spotting the signs of self-harm in children and young people MindEd- for families is a resourceful website for parents and carers who…

Raising low self-esteem

We all have times when we lack confidence and don't feel good about ourselves. But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our lives. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is the opinion we have of…
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