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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…

Document Library

Please find our Documents Library which we hope will support parents/carers, SENDco and any others working in SEND to find the information they need quickly. If you would  like a document in a different format please email Local.Offer@bedford.gov.uk   Documents related to individual services will remain attached to…

Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties Guidance

This Dyslexia Guidance was co-produced with parents and carers of children with dyslexia, young people with dyslexia and professionals working in the field of dyslexia. The original document was created by Cambridge Local Authority and has been adapted to mete the needs of the Bedford…

Early Years SEND Funding Available

Most early years settings can support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) by following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and most children’s needs are met without additional funding. Bedford Borough has coproduced with a range of key stakeholders 'Guidance on meeting Special Educational…

Family Support

Every family needs support from time to time. Here you will find a range of support services that you can access to support you as parents or the whole family. Use the below categories to filter through the range of services available to you locally.…

February / March 2021 Lockdown Activities

Bedford Borough Council and BLMK Clincal Commissioning Group are working together to fund a range of activities for children and young people with Autism and / or Learning Disabilities to engage in over February and March 2021. The activities will be for the whole family…

February half term ideas

We rounded up some ideas for outdoor exercise so wrap up warm and maybe take a flask of hot chocolate and enjoy the open space at Mowsbury park and the woods.  Or if you rather stay at home  we have some ideas for things to…

Funded childcare places for 2 years olds

Funded 2 year olds Early education and childcare for 2 year olds Your 2 year old may be able to get early education and childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits: Income Support income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) income-related Employment and Support…

Help & Advice

As a parent or professional it is not always easy to know where to go for support, who to ask for advice or what next steps are needed. We have included a list of services and support you might find useful but if you still…