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Family Information e-Newsletter May 2022 
Finding childcare and financial support

If you are working and using an Ofsted registered childcare provider check if you’re eligible for Tax-Free Childcare

You can get up to £500 every 3 months for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. It can also be used to help pay for after school clubs and play schemes. Use this calculator to find out how much you could get towards approved childcare.

50 things to do before you’re five in Norfolk!

Free and fun sessions building your child’s learning and development through getting active, making, communicating and exploring. Find out more HERE

Calming ideas for children
As soon as we have a little sunshine, we all start to think about spending a little more time outside…for a few relaxed quiet moments, notice the flowers or tree blossom, listen to the birds or blow some bubbles… for more calm activities go to our Pinterest page. 
Family First Aid Awareness sessions – Norfolk Adult Learning
FREE paediatric first aid workshops taking place across Norfolk.
Find out more HERE

Support for you and your baby

Just One Norfolk has put together some top tips to share and help dads with their parenthood journey. Please visit the All Babies Cry section on JustOneNorfolk.nhs.uk for more information.

Deaf Awareness Week 2- 8 May
Childhood deafness
Visit the National Deaf Children’s Society for information about how the ear works, what deafness is, spotting the signs of deafness, the different types and levels of deafness, hearing tests, hearing aids and implants., hearing aids and implants.
SEND Local Offer for children and young people in Norfolk
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Parents and Carers Survey 3: Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) in the early years
Ongoing support when moving up and moving on
We are working in partnership with Family Voice Norfolk to produce a new childcare resource for parents and carers of children with SEND. To help with this work, we are keen to hear from you about your experiences and perceptions of childcare in Norfolk. We fully value your comments as they will be used to help us support your childcare requirements and inform our plans moving forward.
This is the third in a series of childcare surveys. If you missed the first two, there’s still time to have your say - you can find the links to the surveys HERE
Early childhood and family service (ECFS)
Norfolk’s Early Childhood and Family Service offers support for all parents and carers with children aged 0 to 5 years.

To get in touch . . .
🌐 Fill in the online form tinyurl.com/ecfshelp and tick yes for support
📧 Email ecfs-families@actionforchildren.org.uk
📞 Call 0344 800 8020 (option 5)

A parents’ guide to admissions to schools in Norfolk 2022 - 2023
For information about the admissions process and answers to frequently asked questions, download our parents’ guide to admissions to schools HERE. You can also download information about each primary and infant school in Norfolk.
NEO for families

Support your families to create a NEO account to complete eligibility checks

NEO for families