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Childminding | A rewarding and flexible career choice

Published 11 January 2021

If you love children and want to give them the best start, would like to have a rewarding career, then being a registered childminder might be the profession for you. What qualities do I need to be a successful childminder? To be a successful childminder,…

Family Support Service | Family Centres Update 18 December 2020

Published 18 December 2020

Due to the ongoing restrictions and the latest government guidance, the Family Support Service will continue to be available for families who need help in the following ways: If you need urgent support and you have a Family Worker, please call them directly. Family Workers…

ebooks and activities to get kids love their veggies

Published 17 November 2020

Little ones anxious about new foods or veggies? Introducing the See and Eat project led by psychologists at the University of Reading. The research team at Reading have shown that looking at simple picture books of where vegetables come from, how they grow, in shops,…

Careers support for young people

Published 27 October 2020

Buckinghamshire Skills Hub are running free career advice sessions and events this winter for young people. Here are the upcoming sessions and how to book a place.   What's Right For Me? One to one sessions Available from 13 August 2020 to 31 January 2021.…

World Mental Health Day - support services that can help

Published 09 October 2020

Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. This year's theme is 'mental health for all'. We’ve pulled together some of the latest services and resources along with a little more information on what mental health means. If you need urgent mental health support either…

Online Introduction to Childminding Courses

Published 22 September 2020

Buckinghamshire's early years team are now running online Introduction to Childminding courses. These courses used to be run in person but have now been redeveloped to make them available online using Microsoft Teams. The Introduction to Childminding course covers every aspect of being a registered…

Bucks SENDIAS launches new web chat service

Published 18 September 2020

Bucks SENDIAS Service will be launching a new live webchat service from Monday 21 September 2020 that will be accessible via their website. Webchat service There will be one adviser available for each 2-hour session (term time only): Mondays from 1 pm to 3 pm…

Grants for low-income families with disabled children

Published 15 September 2020

Contact, the charity is urging low-income families with disabled children to apply for grants for essential items to make life easier during the ongoing crisis. The grants are by the national charity Family Fund and can be used to buy computers and play equipment as well as…

Care Leaver Internship Scheme Opens - Apply Now

Published 15 September 2020

Applications are now open for this year's Care Leavers Internship Scheme. Care Leavers Internship Scheme is an opportunity for those leaving care to work at central government departments including at the Department for Education, Department for Work and Pensions, and other departments and agencies. More…

Youth Drop-ins begin again

Published 08 September 2020

Update January 2021 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and the latest government guidance, our youth drop-in sessions are not available in person. Virtual drop-ins are available and face to face support can be arranged if needed. Support is still available by phone or email. If you're a…