Childcare Choices: Get the help that fits your family, so you can juggle work and life
From next year even more help is on the way:
From April 2024, eligible working parents in England with children aged 2 will have access to 15 hours childcare (available from the term after the child’s 2nd birthday).
From September 2024, the 15 hours childcare offer will be expanded to eligible working parents in England with children between 9 and 23 months old (available from the term after the child turns 9 months).
From September 2025, eligible working parents in England with children between 9 months up to school age will have access to 30 hours childcare.
Support is also expanding for primary-school aged children – from September 2024, parents are expected to see an expansion in the availability of childcare in their local area before and after school, between 8am and 6pm, also known as ‘wraparound care’. Don’t miss out on getting the support you are entitled to. Visit the Childcare Choices website to check what offer you might be eligible for and sign up to a newsletter to get the latest updates about the childcare support expansion.
Need somewhere warm to go?
Newham libraries extend opening hours to become Warm Havens From 30 October, all Newham libraries will extend opening hours to become Warm Havens, providing safe, nonjudgemental, warm spaces during the cold winter months as energy costs remain high. Newham Council have also relaunched a dedicated Warm Haven grants programme. Grants are available to voluntary, community and faith sector organisations who can support the borough’s response to the growing pressures of the cost of living. In particular, this is to help set up or support a Warm Haven provision. For more information, click here
Hello, Our school is currently working towards achieve a school improvement award. In order to evaluate our current provision, we need your input. Your views are important in helping us understand what we are doing well and how we can do even better. Please follow the link below to complete the survey.It should only take a couple of minutes. Please respond within the week. All responses and suggestions will be carefully considered and used to plan a range of school improvements. If you have any queries about this survey, please contact the school office. Thank you! Evaluation submissions are valid between: 30/10/2023 - 20/11/2023. Your submission will not be accepted outside of these dates
Here at Upton Cross, we create an environment where every child can discover their own potential and love of learning. It is no surprise that pupil attainment is linked closely with pupil attendance. The following list will assist parents on when their children should be absent in relation to illnesses. If you are unsure whether your child can be in school, please speak to the school office who can advise further.
If your child has been prescribed antibiotics, these can be administered in school by a first aider (3A school form to be completed). Unless stated otherwise by a doctor (in writing), your child can attend school.
The above information has been sourced from the NHS website. For more information please follow the link here.