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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…
The Spring term is now open on the Provider Portal on up to and including 4 December 2017, for all registered settings to import their expected estimated hours per week for the Spring term 2017/18. This will enable the Early Years Funding Team to process…
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.
From Thursday 5 October 2017 parents will be able to check whether they are eligible to apply for 15 hours free play and learn through our new Parent Portal. Parents will submit their information and find out straight away whether they are eligible. They will…
Durham Employment & Skills can help you back into work and to improve your career by gaining the skills that local businesses really need. Interested? Contact us and we'll see how we can help.Email DES@durham.gov.uk call 03000 266 644 or visit www.durham.gov.uk/des

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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