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Working with children and young people

A career working with children and young people can vary according to their age. For example nursery settings have children aged 0-5 years, whereas after school or holiday care have children aged 5 - 16 years.   There are a variety of professions available such as, a self employed childminder,…

Setting Up a Nursery or Out of School Care Business in Wandsworth

Setting up a childcare business on premises outside your own home is called childcare on non domestic premises. This childcare for 0 – 8 years olds is regulated by Ofsted and applications and guidance on how to apply for registration is on the Ofsted web…

Early Help IT System (EHITS)

EHITS is the Early Help IT system it is a web based system which can be used by all practitioners working in services in Wandsworth.  The system is for sharing the information with the consent of a parent or young person on their Early Help…

Domestic Violence and Abuse Leaflet

Are you afraid of someone close to you? Being scared, humiliated or controlled are not how you should be feeling in a relationship. Domestic abuse can be physical violence. It can also be psychological, emotional, sexual or financial. If you think you are in an…

What to Look For When Choosing Childcare

Choosing the right childcare to suit an individual child can seem a complex task as there are many different types of childcare available. The right childcare depends on the needs of the child as not all children are the same. The needs of the family for full-time, part-time or specialist…

Parent and Toddler Groups

These groups provide places where parents or carers can take 0 - 5 year olds to enjoy play activities and meet others. Parents or carers must stay with the children. The groups can also offer support and advice for parents. Like playgroups, parent/carer and toddler…

Choose an independent school in Wandsworth

Independent schools are privately funded schools that normally require the payment of fees to attend. There are a variety of Independent Schools in Wandsworth or within easy reach of the borough. Choose an Independent School brochure (click to visit the download link) contains information about…

FGM Downloads and Updates

FGM Downloads and updates The Wandsworth FGM Guidelines and Wandsworth FGM Strategy are no longer in use and are now archived. Please download the following document for further information: Wandsworth FGM Updates May 2016  All FGM Pathways have also been replaced with a single document.…

15 Hours Early Education and Childcare Places (EECP) for 2-Year-Olds in Wandsworth

Families with children aged two years old, who meet the <a href="#question2">eligibility criteria</a>, are entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week of free early education for 38 weeks per year from the term after their child’s second birthday.  This will run until the…

How can I get help paying for childcare?

If you're working or going back to work, and you've got children, you can get financial and practical help with childcare. There's lots of help available to make your life easier, from tax credits to flexible working arrangements.If you need help paying for childcare, the Coram…