2 Year Old Funding – The criteria has recently changed so significantly more children are now eligible for this funding. Many childminders are having parents of existing children in their care, coming to them with letters from the Department for Work and Pensions saying that they might well be eligible for this funding. If this happens share the 2 yr old information pages on the SfYC website with them, Click here to view, if eligible parents will still need to apply formally to the Local Authority using the Request Form which can be found in the top right hand box.
If approved you may well be able to claim this funding for them, this is also a far more straight forward process than previously, the Government has changed the rules so many more childminders are now able to be EYE providers. Talk to your local co-ordinator for further help should this happen, click here to view our contacts page.
NEWS Updates: click here to go to our NEWS page to read more about the I CAN Chatterbox Challenge 2104, Speech and Language support in Hampshire Children’s Centres and a list of books to support children with gay and lesbian issues.
HMRC Tax Advice free webinar – short notice of the December TAX training for childminders – this is running on Thursday 12th December from 7:30 – 8:30 to book a space click here submit your details and further joining instructions will be sent to you via email. 2 more dates for this training will be running in January’14 look out for more details.
HMRC ‘How to complete your first online TAX return’ webinar – this is a free webinar for childminders, running on 21st January 2014 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. On this training you will learn:
- how to register for Self Assessment Online
- personalising your Tax Return so you only see the screens you need to
- how to complete your Self-employed pages
- sending your completed Return online
To book a space click here submit your details, further joining instructions will be emailed directly to you.