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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

Last reviewed: May 2021 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…

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…

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

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…

Yojo Careers and Apprenticeships App

Yojo is an app that has been designed by young people for young people. "It puts the world of work in your pocket." The Yojo app provides support to young people in Suffolk, aged 14-25, who are looking for an apprenticeship, career path information, or…

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…

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…

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…