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  1. Early years and childcare

    "We believe that all children are entitled to go to any early years and childcare provision and to have their needs identified and met." Christina Lewis, Head of Service, Early Years and Childcare At Suffolk County Council we promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, children…
  2. A parent's guide to autism

    Parents often feel relieved when they finally receive a diagnosis of autism, because they have an explanation for their child's behaviour. Receiving a diagnosis may come as a shock, and it can take a while to accept what you're being told.  It can sometimes be…
  3. 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…
  4. About the Local Offer

    Suffolk’s Local Offer gives you clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). In Suffolk we want services that are able to respond to local needs and aspirations. This is why children,…
  5. Tax free childcare

    Last reviewed: January 2023 Tax-Free Childcare is a Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. Parents use online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2. The…
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