January 2024 - New childcare offer for eligible working parents of 2 year olds

We are aware that some parents are experiencing difficulties with the application process for the new 2 year old funding offer, please do signpost them to HMRC Childcare Service helpline on 0300 123 4097 who will be able to advise.

Information can also be accessed through the Childcare Choices  website. As a Local Authority we have no authority on this process and currently have no additional information to that which has been published on Childcare Choices.

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Level 3 Qualification for Early Years SENCOs

Autism Education Trust Training

Early Years Autism - Supporting families and settings together in Buckinghamshire

Early Years Training

What is Portage?

If you suspect a child between 0 to 3 years old is significantly delayed in at least two areas of their development, parents and professionals can apply for Portage. Generally we cannot offer funding support to children above 3 years old, unless they are not currently attending Pre-school/Nursery.

Portage is an Early Intervention programme that supports children within their own home, working in partnership with parents and carers.

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