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  1. ADHD and Autism

    This page provides information about where to find support for ADHD and autism. Support Services For advice for parents and carers seeking support and diagnosis, go to: East and West Suffolk Support Services: East and West Suffolk Neurodevelopmental Pathway  Suffolk Local Offer website Lowestoft and…
  2. Funded childcare places for 2 years olds

    Check if your 2-year-old is entitled to funded childcare in Suffolk. Your 2-year-old child may be eligible for up to 15 hours funded childcare (also known as early education entitlement) a week at a day nursery, preschool playgroup, or with a childminder. Childcare Funding is…
  3. Grants and Funding for youth projects

    We know that when young people are engaged in positive activities in their communities, they are more likely to thrive.  They learn new skills, gain confidence and have the opportunity to spend time with peers in a safe space. For many, having grants and funding…
  4. 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…
  5. OCD

    This page contains information about OCD and where to find support. Overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour. Symptoms can be: Fear of contamination or dirt. Needing things orderly and symmetrical.…
  6. Stop the Hate

    Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers. ‘Stop the Hate’ is a hard-hitting video co-produced with eight champions from the Suffolk Young Person’s Network who wanted to raise awareness of hate crime. The…
  7. Childcare Symbols

    Ofsted Outstanding Where Ofsted has judged a provider "Outstanding" at their last inspection, they offered excellent care and education, and were led and managed well. Children are well motivated, very eager to join in and consistently demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning. Look at the…
  8. Maternal Mental Health

    This page provides information about: How to find support if you think you might have postnatal depression If you are pregnant and are worried about getting postnatal depression Support for fathers concerned about their mental health How partners, family and friends can support someone with…
  9. How to become a registered childminder in Suffolk

    This information has been put together to guide you through the process of becoming a registered childminder in Suffolk. Reading this information will help you to understand what is required to become a childminder and successfully register with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s…
  10. Staying Mentally Well

    This page provides information about looking after your emotional wellbeing and mental health, and where you can get advice and support. How to look after your mental health  We all have mental health! "Good mental health is a general feeling of happiness where we can…
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