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Independent Travel Training -Frequently Asked Questions

Independent Travel Training is the teaching of the skills required to enable an individual with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to start travelling independently and safely to and from school/college or place of work and within their local community with confidence. Travel Training involves teaching…

Childcare Funding For Working Families

Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases. By September 2025, most working families with children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare support. The changes are being introduced gradually to make sure that providers…

Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2024

What is HAF? The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) is a nation-wide programme, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), enabling statutory school aged children in receipt of benefit related free school meals, to access FREE clubs and activities during the Easter, summer and…

Teacher Wellbeing

Looking after the wellbeing of our education professionals is so important. Below are some resources and support that are available to support

Bedford Borough Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub

This collection of resources has had many contributors and reflects a truly multi agency approach to supporting emotional wellbeing of children & young people in Bedford Borough. We are grateful to colleagues in Health, the Local Authority, the Voluntary sector  and Education for all their…

Cost of living guide

Bedford Borough Early Help Team created this guide to advise residents on Bedford Borough what support is available to help them with the cost of living. 

Reachdeck Speech bar

ReachDeck Toolbar Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, ReachDeck will provide the speech, reading and translation support tools you require for free. ReachDeck is part of our website, so you do not need to install or buy any software to use…