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Ready for school – In other languages

Starting at nursery or school is a big step. These leaflets, available to download below, are designed give you some tips on what you could do to help your child. Leaflets are available in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Somali, Tamil and Urdu. Can’t find what…

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…

Starting Nursery or School - Practical tips to help your child

Starting at nursery or school is a big step as next to home, school is one of the most important places in a child's life. A child's experience at school will play an important role in their future lives. As their parents you can help…

Toilet training - YouTube Clip

When your child is two years of age it is a great time to start toilet training.  Watch the short film below to find out more about toilet training. For more information and leaflets, please click on the useful downloads on the right. <p></p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:425px; height:344px;"…

Transition to secondary school - Parentchannel.tv

Making connections at seconday school - Parentchannel.tv Moving to secondary school can be a big step, bringing with it many changes.Help your child to adjust by encouraging their new routines and friendships, and boosting your own social network in the process.<p></p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:425px; height:344px;" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/EPtDKvfGqHA?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0"><param…

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…

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,…