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Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk websites

If you live near the border of Suffolk, the websites below may be useful: Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire County council  Cambridgeshire Directory of services  Essex Essex County council Clubs, organisations and support groups: www.essexconnects.org.uk Norfolk Norfolk County council Norfolk Directory - Local clubs, organisations and support groups NHS…

Carrying out any caring responsibilities for a child

Do you have any children that are dependent on you? If yes, do you need help with your parenting/caring responsibilities? Follow the links on this page to find out about: Childminders, children's centers, holiday schemes and other child care options Support for children with complex…

Funded childcare places for 2 years olds

Your 2-year-old may be entitled to funded childcare in Suffolk, please take the following steps to find out: Use our online checker to see if your child is eligible: www.suffolk.gov.uk/two Read the information below as your child could be eligible based on other criteria (even if…

I'm worried about my child's mental health

   Find information and support in Suffolk to help you and your family cope with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues. Does your child need urgent help? If it's not a life threatening emergency call NHS 111 and they will talk you through what happens…

Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…

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. 

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is additional funding a childcare provider can claim for your child. It is an additional £300 per year to spend on enriching your three and four-year-old child’s early education.

Twos Count Here

Early years and childcare provider that have taken part in the Twos Count Here project have developed their provision with the unique needs of two year olds in mind. In the Early Years and Childcare Directory please select the relevant filter to see which childcare providers have…

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…

Help with paying for childcare

There may be some help with paying for childcare through the following: Childcare element of Working Tax Credit:  Contact the tax credit helpline on 0345 300 3900. Childcare Vouchers You exchange a part of your salary for childcare vouchers with Tax and National Insurance savings. You will need to discuss…