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3-11 years: Helping your child to learn

You are the most important teacher in your child's life - you can really make a difference to their learning.  the value praise from you more than from anyone else - and it gives them the confidence they need to achieve.  Sharing new experiences and…

3-11 years: Self esteem and confidence building

Self-esteem and confidence are important.  When children feel good about themselves, they tend to be happier, try harder and do better in school.  They also have more friends, cope with any setbacks and fewer problems as teenagers. Children thrive when they feel successful and important…

3-11 years: Understanding children's fears

It is common for young and growing children to become frightened of people, events or possible disasters during childhood.  Usually, these worries don't last for long because children understand things better as they get older. Sometimes a fear becomes so strong that it stops a…

Carer's Credit

Carer’s Credit You could get Carer’s Credit if you’re caring for someone for at least 20 hours a week. Carer’s Credit is a National Insurance credit that helps with gaps in your National Insurance record. Your State Pension is based on your National Insurance record.…

Are you considering setting up a nursery, playgroup or out of school club in Manchester?

Please contact the Early Quality Assurance team for further support and advice. North or East Manchester - Lesley Rudge,  email- l.rudge@manchester.gov.uk Central Manchester - Jennie Henry. email -j.henry@manchester.gov.uk South Manchester or Wythenshawe - Gill Blackwell. email -g.blackwell@manchester.gov.uk

Access to computers and help to get online

Would you like to know about accessing services online including the Local Offer, but do not have access to a computer or the internet or would like help? Click on this link  to find your nearest library, community centre, or computer club. Alternatively if you…

Lee Scott's Report - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 2016

At the Contact a Family / National Network of Parent Carer Forums Conference , Edward Timpson announced the publication of the report produced by Lee Scott. His report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-experiences-with-schools-and-colleges In March 2016, the former Secretary of State Nicky Morgan invited Lee Scott…

Feedback from Resilience conference Friday 25th November 2016

The theme of the day was “Inclusion Matters: Resilience”. Parent Champion Geraldine Hills attended two workshops. For further details open her document Feedback from the Resilience Conference. Workshop 1 was presented by Professor Nicola Whitton: The Importance of Failure – playful learning for all ages.   Workshop 2:…

Free Early Education for all 3 and 4 year olds in Manchester

All 3 and 4 year olds in Manchester are eligible to receive 15 hours of free early education each week during term time. Full details can be found on our main website.

SEND Code of Practice

The revised SEND Code of Practice came into effect on 1 September 2014 and applies to children and young people aged 0 to 25 years. Click on the link to the gov.uk website to access the most recent edition of the Code of Practice, which…