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Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium When your 3 or 4-year-old child takes up their funded (free) early education place at nursery, preschool or with a childminder, you may be asked to complete an Early Years Pupil Premium application form. The information you provide will be…

Education and childcare outside Merton

If you live close to the border with another Local Authority, your closest provider could be in a neighbouring borough. For children with SEN, there also may be a specialist provision in another borough that you want to consider for your child. To help you…

Education Welfare Service

The Education Welfare Service work with parents and children aged 4-16 years old until they cease to be of compulsory school age (last Friday in June in the academic year they are 16), schools and other agencies to make sure that all children receive an…

Free early education and childcare for 2-year-olds

In Merton, some children are entitled to up to 15 hours a week of free part-time early education and childcare at the age of two. This adds up to 570 hours a year spent playing, learning and make friends in a stimulating, safe environment. Enjoying good quality early education…

Free early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All 3 and 4-year-old children are entitled to up to 15 hours a week of free early education and childcare. This adds up to 570 hours per year. This is called the Universal Entitlement. 3 and 4-year-olds whose parents are working may be able to get…

Help with childcare costs

Visit HMRC's Childcare Choices website for comprehensive information about support that is available to families to help pay for childcare, covering Free childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds, including the extended entitlement (30 hours) Free childcare for 2-year-olds Tax-free childcare Tax credits for childcare costs Universal credit for childcare Support…

Help with choosing childcare

For comprehensive information about how to choose a childcare provider, including: Visiting providers – what to look out for What to ask Checking quality and references Visit the websites below: Coram Family and Childcare Website Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)

I think I'm depressed

Most young people feel sad, lonely or down at times. This is part of the normal ups and downs of life. But some young people feel low for long periods of time, which may affect their everyday lives and their ability to do what they always do.…

I'm feeling stressed or anxious

Feeling stressed about exams or school work? Things happening at home making you feel anxious? From time to time, everyone feels worried, stressed or anxious – these feelings are normal reactions to challenging events in our lives. However, if it gets out of control it…

I'm thinking about suicide

Thinking about suicide means that you are thinking about taking your own life, or having thoughts like ‘people would be better off without me’, or ‘I don’t see the point of living anymore’. Thinking about suicide is dangerous and a sign that you urgently need…
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