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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…

Childcare Support

Childcare options: Childminders Nurseries Pre-Schools Help towards childcare costs: Tax free childcare - GOV.UK 2 Year Old Funding Early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds Working Tax Credits - GOV.UK Child Tax Credits - GOV.UK Starting Childcare Advice: PACY NCT Starting School Wraparound…

The Children in Care Council

CiCC is a group of children and young people who are in care or who have left care and aims to help you have your say about the issues that are important to you. The CiCC meet every month, with support from the Engagement and…

Children's Centres

Whether you are a mum, dad, grandparent, family member or carer, your local children's centre provides a range of services from pregnancy to five years in a fun, family friendly and safe environment. Activities vary from fun play sessions to family support and include: Access to…

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. 

Council Tax

As a young person who is supported by the Leaving and After Care Team, you do not need to pay Council Tax until you reach the age of 25 or are earning over £50000 when you move into your own home.

Country Days Nature Courses

Country Days is an educational charity providing outdoor learning in a beautiful nature reserve for young people aged 7 – 11 yrs in Bedfordshire. Research has proven that there are innumerable benefits of spending time outdoors. We give children in Bedfordshire the opportunity to explore…

Dawn Until Dusk @ Bedford Road Primary

Dawn until Dusk run holiday clubs across Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire providing exciting play opportunities for children of all ages from age 5 to 12 years. We will provide healthy lunches and snacks and have an emphasis on healthy food and physical activities.  Dawn until Dusk…