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School-based childcare models...
Chess biking and football activities
Find ideas and resources...
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Improve inclusion of children with SEND - free workshops
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Design appealing holiday activities that include older children
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Funding, training and events, childcare news

FUNDING ALERTS


Pupil Premium in school-based childcare
   Pupil Premium Funds may help to support some aspects of school-based childcare provision.

Magic Breakfast    For breakfast club funding, support and resources for schools.

Awards for All   Download information clarifying who can apply for Awards for All grants and what processes are involved.

These and more here...

 

TRAINING AND EVENTS

TRAINING AND EVENTS
Our next free workshops  
Two in Birmingham at the Family Action 'Values in Action' Conference on 21 January 2015. The workshops and conference are free of charge, so be sure to book your place soon.

 

CATCH UP WITH NEWS


National Early Years Trainers and Consultants (NEYTCO)   A new organisation from which experts in the early years sector will be able to offer support, information and their expertise to early years settings, local authorities, schools and others.

Early years providers judged as outstanding by Ofsted.  The government has published its 2013-2014 list. 

Question and tips... Ask the Childcare in Schools team

A QUESTION FROM WARWICKSHIRE  
How I can help providers support children in clubs who need one-to-one support due a particular level of additional need, without extra funding? Find some answers here.

 

MAKE CHILDCARE MORE INCLUSION - COME TO A FREE WORKSHOP
Send your questions to us in advance and help build up know-how about setting up more inclusive school-based childcare. Find out more.

 

FIND TIPS
Do you need advice about insurance for your childcare provision, how to solve transport issues, what software to choose for your business? Try this page...  

 

MORE ADVICE
If you have any questions about setting up full-year/full-day school-based childcare and holiday activities, please contact a member of the Childcare in Schools team or send us an email.
We'll do our best to find you an answer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how schools have set up childcare on their own premises

FIND A CASE STUDY
Dolphins Out-of-School Club at Pinhoe Church School, Exeter originally set up on a not-for-profit basis, run by volunteer parents. Now it's a limited company. Find out what makes it work...
Harthill Nursery School and Children's Centre in Luton has reduced its deficit and is now on a surer business footing. It's also more inclusive to children with SEND. Find out more...
More case studies...

Tell us what makes your school-based childcare succeed. Also, schools for children with SEND face unique challenges - we'd like to hear about what works.

Why re-invent wheels? Find a ready-made template...

THIS MONTH'S PICKS
TIP SHEET: How schools can help to imrove inclusion   Schools can take a range of actions to improve inclusion of children with SEND. More here.

TIP SHEET: Designing holiday provision for older children     Tips to help plan summer holiday childcare provision. (Programmes for older children are different to ‘childcare’ for younger children). More here.