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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…

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…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Welcome to the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) section Apply Online Here For Early Years Pupil Premium Funding Early Education and Childcare Service contact detailsTel: 020 8871 7899email: eecp@wandsworth.gov.uk <a href="#question1"> What is the Early Years Pupil Premium?</a> <a href="#question2"> Who can apply for the Early Years Pupil…

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…

How will a childminder help your child?

How will a childminder help your child to develop and learn? The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all childminders and nurseries must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. High quality teaching and…

Meet the Minder Sessions

Every month Wandsworth Council’s Childminding Team organises a 'Meet the Minder' session. These are free, drop-in sessions, where parents can meet childminders who have vacancies.  Parents will have the opportunity to discuss their childcare needs and ask any questions they may have.  Parents and childminders from all…

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…

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…