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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 1pm to 3pm and Fridays…

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

Youth Drop-ins begin again. They offer help and advice on school, college, getting a job, health, and things to do including volunteering. Appointments are not required but you will need to answer a few short questions. Please do not attend if you or someone you have…

Family Support Service | Family Centres Update 3 September 2020

Published 03 September 2020

Over September the Family Support Service will begin to provide face to face support in a variety of settings including within family centres and family homes where families have an allocated worker. To manage this we will be taking a gradual approach to resuming our…

Apply for 30 Hours before 31 August

Published 20 August 2020

The deadline to apply or reconfirm your eligibility for 30 Hours Childcare is 31 August. If you’re a working parent of a 3 or 4-year-old and your income is at least 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage, you could be entitled to 30 Hours…

Back to school: things you need to know

Published 17 August 2020

Will my child be going back in September? Yes. All Children and young people in all year groups and setting types are expected to return to education settings, full time, from the beginning of the autumn term in September.   How will there be social…

A-Level and GCSE results advice and support

Published 07 August 2020

Looking for support around your A-Levels or GCSE results and next steps? The Family Support Service is on hand to support you and provide advice and guidance from Thursday 13 August 2020. What help is available? Information and guidance on: Apprenticeships Traineeships Internships Post 16 and…