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Tinies Childcare -

Tinies Childcare - Tinies provide a wide range of services for parents and families who are looking for child care and for nannies and child carers who are looking for employment. They are able to offer advice on every aspect of childcare, including details of courses and qualifications, explanation of the different types of child carer; information on providing a permanent or mobile crèche, and a special line for legal issues and related information.

The Adventurous Nanny - Childcare Service -

I have worked with many different families in many different circumstances; from caring for newborn triplets to working with children with special needs. Most recently with 2 sets of triplets, one from before the birth till they were 4 months old and the other troubleshooting for 10 month olds who had come out of their routine and where no longer sleeping through. I have absolutely loved working with these families and would love to help other families. I have my own website that you can look at Thanks Claire Shouksmith

Name: Claire shouksmith
Tel No: 07739808096

Tax Credits Information - http://

Access the 'What are tax credits?' pages to find out general information about tax credits; Use the 'Do I Qualify?' pages to check eligibility & entitlement; Complete the 'Claim now' section & send your claim online. You can also login & register with the tax credit online service.

National Literacy Trust -

Talk To Your Baby (TTYB), the early language campaign at the National Literacy Trust, encourages parents and carers to talk to their children as much as possible from birth to three. Talking and listening to young children helps them develop good language and communication skills, which enables them to express themselves, listen, learn, read, write and socialise better. It also helps children feel valued, builds their confidence and helps parents and children to bond. TTYB recommends that anyone purchasing a buggy/pushchair considers how much time their babies will be spending in it. If it’s more than 20 minutes, then a parent-facing buggy/pushchair allows parents and babies an opportunity for chit chat along the route. Recent research published by TTYB and carried out by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, in fact, found that parents with pusher-facing buggies were twice as likely to be talking to their babies while out and about. For more information about TTYB’s buggy research, visit the National Literacy Trust website, Talk to Your Baby Campaign.

National Childminding Association -

The National Childminding Association (NCMA) is the only national charity and membership organisation that speaks on behalf of registered childminders in England and Wales. We promote quality registered childminding so that children, families and communities can benefit from the best in childcare and education.

My Family - Out of School Care -

Out of School Care - My Family Care's Out of School Care has been developed as a simple search and booking service for parents looking for children's holiday club providers and summer camps in their area. They also work with companies to help provide their employees with the best backup childcare.

Lucy Narramore - Nanny (Twins Experience)

My name is Lucy Narramore and over the last two and a half years I have been nanny to a beautiful set of twins. It has been wonderful to see them grow into such great individuals and to nurture and encourage them through our time together. Now they have reached their third birthday it is time for them to start pre-school and for me to find a lovely new family. It will be sad to leave as I have built such a strong bond with them, but I like to think the time we have had together has been a lot of fun. Going to miss those cheeky monkeys! : ) Over all I have 5 years experience as a nanny but I have really enjoyed working with twins. It is quite unusual to find a nanny with twin experience and I think it would be reassuring for the parents of twins (or more!) to find someone with this experience, especially as returning to work can be so nerve racking. I live near Tiverton, in Devon and so would be looking for a family in this area. I would be willing to travel as far as Exeter or Taunton. If you are interested in Lucy's services, please contact her directly. Lucy Narramore 01884 842530 07794891772

Inland Revenue Childcare -

Information and guidance about tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) on employer-supported childcare.Here you will find information and guidance about the new tax and NICs exemptions on childcare or childcare vouchers provided by employers. There are also links to guidance about tax credits and other Government departments and organisations.

Home-Start -

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation with around 300 local schemes, offering support, friendship and practical assistance to parents with at least one child under five, who are experiencing difficulties. Home-Start volunteers visit families in their own homes. Families are referred by social workers, health visitors, GPs, and families themselves.

Emergency Childcare -

Emergency Childcare - My Family Care's award winning Emergency Childcare service offers childcare solutions to working parents who have experienced a breakdown of their regular childcare. You can search and book local nursery and childminder places or an emergency nanny, on a flexible, ad hoc or daily basis. They also work with companies to help provide their employees with the backup childcare they want and need. Contact Tel 0870 774 7898

Childcare/Nanny with Twins Experience

Looking for help with your newborn twins? Amy Rowley, a 28 year childcare/CACHE qualified based in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, seeks a family with newborn baby/babies 0-6m who need an extra pair of hands as she completes her maternity nurse qualification. Her availability is flexible but she does work in a school Mon-Fri till 3:30, so help would be offered outside of these times. Available to help out with newborn care/needs and the odd nursery duty related to newborn baby care. Fees will be a reduced rate/no rate at all whilst she completes the course to become a maternity/nanny. She has references from families/nursery/school and a CRB/paediatric first aid, CACHE level 3, and other relevant qualifications. If you would like to discuss your needs with Amy, please contact her directly by email: AMY ROWLEY

Childcare Approval Scheme -

Details of the new childcare approval scheme, which now covers carers in the home, tax credits and other information related to childcare.

Childcare Apprentices at Kingston College

We are currently running a child care apprenticeship scheme that could be very beneficial for multiple birth families living in the Kingston Upon Thames area. Do you need help with childcare? Agency fees too expensive? Need flexibility, someone to help during evenings, weekends, holidays or part of the week? Want to share help with another family? If yes, a Childcare Apprentice may be the answer. How does it work? The employer pays the apprentice a salary reflective of industry rates for experience or meets the requirements of the minimum wage (£95 per week) How do we choose our apprentices? All of our apprentices are recruited through a strict vetting system with stringent checks. Employers and providers use a range of techniques to assess the suitability of applicants to work with babies and young children and their potential to complete the full qualification. Successful applicants will have one of the following a Level 2 Diploma in Childcare (Grade C minimum), or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above. In addition a satisfactory reference, police check (Criminal Record Bureau) and successful interview is required. For further information Contact Tel 020 8268 2737 Kingston College Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 2AQ

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