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Carrying out any caring responsibilities for a child

Last updated: 19/03/2021 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…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is additional funding a childcare provider can claim for your child. It is an additional £302 per year to spend on enriching your three and four-year-old child’s early education. Last reviewed May 2021

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…

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…

I'm worried about my child's mental health

   Find information and support to help your family cope with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues. Does your child need urgent help? If it's an emergency call 999. If it's not life threatening call NHS 111. Call First Response: 0808 196 3494. 24/7 freephone service…

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…

Occupational Therapy for children and young people

The team of Occupational Therapists employed by Suffolk County Council to work in the Disabled Children & Young People’s Team, covering the county to provide assessments at home for children and young people with disabilities. Assessments are carried out to identify and discuss difficulties within the…

Worried about your teenager?

It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. Many of the symptoms listed below can often be attributed to normal teenage behaviour. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful…