Useful websites

The following are links are to some websites which may be of interest. Flitwick Pre-school accepts no responsibility for any content on these websites.

Learning and Development

What to expect when? A parents guide.

This booklet published by 4Children is aimed at parents to help them find out more about how their child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. The booklet focuses on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide/

A parent’s guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

An introduction to the EYFS including What is the EYFS?, What will your child learn? How can you support their learning? and statutory progress checks.

http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/Images/parent-guide-to-eyfs_tcm3-20759.pdf

Is your child ready to learn?

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Guide to school readiness and the sixteen essential skills you can support your child to work towards in preparation for starting school.

http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/Images/consider-16-ticks-leaflet_tcm3-17286.pdf

Childcare costs

A parent’s guide to help available for paying for childcare for children from 0-16 years old and whilst you are studying.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Supporting children with special education needs and their families

Autism Bedfordshire

Autism Bedfordshire is an independent charity providing information, advice, emotional and practical support to individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, their parents/carers, families and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire.

https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/

https://www.facebook.com/autismbedfordshire/

Outside-iN

Outside-iN is a community interest company dedicated to supporting and educating families, adults and professionals living with or working with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and associated conditions.

https://outsidein-solutions.com/

https://www.facebook.com/outsideinbedfordshire/

School Admissions

The application process and key dates for children starting school in September 2019

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/school/admissions/2019/starting-school/offers.aspx

Healthy Living

Change 4 Life
www.nhs.uk/change4life

Physical activity guidelines for under 5’s (walking)
www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness/documents/children-under-5-walking.pdf

NHS Smokefree

Free advice and support for anyone wishing to quit smoking

www.nhs.co.uk/smokefree

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