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Home Learning Resources for Parents and Carers

The Virtual School and School Improvements Services have compiled a list of the best websites that offer FREE learning resources, ideas, activities, lessons and more, for you to use at home. All age groups and most curriculum areas are covered. Some websites may require you to…

Hot Topic "School For Everyone" - supporting inclusion and belonging in our schools

This month's Hot Topic is a great piece of participation work, The Inclusion and Belonging Project carried out in 2018 by Wandsworth's Schools and Community Psychology Service (SCPS). Wandsworth's SCPS agreed to explore children and young people’s with SEND understanding and thoughts regarding what helps…

The 30 Hours Extended Childcare Offer - an additional 15 hours of funded childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds

The 30 Hours Extended Childcare Offer - an additional 15 hours of funded childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds Are you a working parent with a three year old child? Does your child attend a nursery or childminder? Would you benefit…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities in Wandsworth

Childcare registered with Ofsted, is available in Wandsworth for children with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) up to 13 years old, from  childminders, nurseries, nannies ( or "homebased childcarers") , after school centres and breakfast clubs and holiday playcentres. After the age of…

Why choose a childminder?

Childminders must be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) if they look after children from 0 - 8 years of age. Childminders can look after older children but they do not have to be registered. All childminders are…

Becoming a Wandsworth Childminder - Childminder Briefing Sessions

Thinking of becoming Wandsworth childminder? You need to attend two free Childminder briefing sessions. At these sessions you can find out more about childminding and start the registration process. The latest set of dates can be found below. Childminders are self-employed and must be registered with Ofsted if they look after children…

Choose a Wandsworth Primary School

This brochure provides a step by step guide to the process of applying for a Reception class place in a primary school and the priority applied when allocating them. Please read the booklet before applying for a place.  The deadline for applications for a Reception…

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…

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…