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Childminder Autumn Cluster Meetings

Published: 19 October 2018
Why not come along and join us at any one of our autumn term cluster meetings. Our local meetings offer you an opportunity to network with other Childminders from your area. Our Early Years Advisers will share with you the current local and national early…
Children can tuck into nutritious free snacks in County Durham this half-term. We are offering tasty treats such as fresh fruit, raisins and popcorn to youngsters at all of its leisure centres with swimming pools from Monday, 22 October to Sunday, 28 October. The initiative…
A new version of the Early Years Provider Portal Guide is available to view on our webpage Funding information for registered early years providers in County Durham. Please be aware that there is updated information on how to submit pupil funding adjustments (refer to section 4.6)…
Come along to this free event and find out about what’s going on in County Durham for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 13-15 years. The event is on Tuesday 23 October from 11.00am – 2.00pm at Spennymoor Leisure CentreHigh StreetSpennymoorCounty DurhamUnited…
Durham County Council, Health Partners and The Bridge Young Carers Service are working together to host an awards event designed to celebrate the achievements of young carers in County Durham, and to recognise the help they receive from practitioners. The High Five awards will be…
This FREE* winter event will look at communication and language in the early years. The event will support your professional development and meeting the requirements of Ofsted. When and where? Saturday 3 November 2018 from 9.00am - 2.30pm at Durham Leadership CentreEnterprise WaySpennymoorCounty DurhamDL16 6YP…

Brand new course: Let’s talk teeth

Published: 14 June 2018
Did you know that children in County Durham have higher levels of dental decay than in other areas of England? We know that developing good oral health habits with our youngest children will shape both current and future health. Good oral health habits formed in…
The Early Years Census is due to take place on Thursday 18 January 2018. Completion of the Census is mandatory for providers who have registered to provide funded places for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years. This will include all private, voluntary and independent…
Find out about the SEND Promise for County Durham - a children and young people's charter for SEND covering education, health, activities, employment and more.

Golden Tickets for two year olds

Published: 21 January 2016
Has your family received a golden ticket?  A targetted mail out has taken place sending golden tickets to all families with children that are eligible for a free play and learn place.  The free 15 hours can be taken in with a Childminder, School or…
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