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Parents

Dad and Baby Childcare and early education

If you are looking for childcare or an early education place for your child - we can help. We hold information on all registered childcare in Bedford Borough including:

Childminders
Day nurseries
Pre-schools / playgroups
Nursery Education Funding and Starting School

 

 

 

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Children's Centres

In order to give every child the best possible start in life, Children Centres provide a range of high quality services for families and their young children. These may include:

  • Integrated childcare and early learning
  • Access to child and family health services
  • Link with Job Centre Plus for training and employment advice
  • Parenting groups
  • Services for children with a disability and their families
  • Support to access a wider range of services

 

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Schools and early years providers follow a framework of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it enables your child to learn through play.

 

The EYFS sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's 'school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

 

The framework was recently revised to make it clearer and easier to use, with more focus on the things that matter most. There is a strong emphasis on parent partnership and creating an exciting environment where children can learn.

 

SlideTo find out more and download the leaflet click here: Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

or contact a member of the Early Years Team: eyfsadviser@bedford.gov.uk.

 

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