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Help with Childcare costs

Gov.uk - Help with childcare costs

Tax-free childcare poster


Childcare Choices

Essex County Council Term dates

Academic year - 2022 to 2023 term dates

Academic year - 2023 to 2024 term dates

Department for Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education


Essex Safeguarding Children Board

Keeping children safe during community activities

My Body is my Body - teaching young children about how to keep themselves safe through the medium of music

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Online Safety Tips for Parents of 0-5 year olds

Online Safety Tips for 0-5 year olds



Online Safety - Virtual Reality Headsets

Websites that promote early learning

Love my Books

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People - Why do we sing nursery rhymes?

Booktrust - Reading with your child - tips and advice

Talk, Listen, Cuddle

Booktrust Hometime

Booktrust - Storyteller

Prevent information (please click on the links below)

iREPORTit - a new app to enable anonymous reporting

www.ActEarly.uk - is the Home Office website for Prevent

 Activities with the children

50 things to do before you are 5

Whatever the Weather

Big Garden Bird Watch


What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Children's Health

Childrens Health Matters - Mental Health 

Flu vaccine guidance

Childhood vaccination schedule Poster

Childhood illnesses - Your guide

Common childhood illnesses and next steps guide

Keeping your child's smile healthy

Online publications / Resources / Apps

Kidaround Online Magazine

How to Download Libby - the one-tap reading app

See what's available in Libby's Catalogue

British Red Cross - First Aid Apps

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing

Chelmsford Hub Timetable

Maldon Hub Timetable

Braintree Hub Timetable

Home Start Essex

Services Information July-Sept 2023

ACL Essex Community and Family Learning

Family Learning Brochure

Community and Family Learning Course Guide


Look, Say, Sing, Play 

Healthy Start

Get help to buy food and milk

Money Saving

The Trainline


Chelmsford Foodbank

Too Good To Go

Spotlight on - Cost of Living Support in Essex

Tips for Reducing food costs

Free and low-cost fun activities for children 

Soft Play

Mace Playce

Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre

White Elm Petting Farm and Soft Play


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