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June 20, 2019
Term Dates

TERM DATES

2019/2020

 

Autumn Term 2019

 

Training Day

Monday 2nd September

Training Day

Tuesday 3rd September

Autumn Term Opens

Wednesday 4th September

Half Term

Monday 21st – Friday 25th October

Autumn Term Closes

Thursday 19th December

 

Spring Term 2020

 

Training Day

Monday 6th January

Spring Term Opens

Tuesday 7th January

Half Term

Monday 17th - Friday 21st February

Spring Term Closes

Friday 3rd April

 

Summer Term 2020

 

Summer Term Opens

Monday 20th April

May Day

Friday 8th May (VE Day 75th Anniversary)

Half Term

Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May

Training Days

Monday 20th July Tuesday 21st July

Last Day of School

Friday 17th July

 

 


June 12, 2019
Autumn Term Bookings 2019

Upwood Small to Tall breakfast and after school club bookings for September 2019

 

  • At the start of each academic year all breakfast and after school club bookings are cancelled and re-issued on a first come first served basis so that there is fair chance for both existing users, additional siblings and new starters to secure a place for the coming year.

  • Breakfast and after school clubs are booked through use of a booking form or on an ad-hoc basis.

  • Booking forms this year will be ready to distribute on Monday 17th June, you are welcome to come in and collect one on this day. They will also be available on Parentmail for your convenience. They will be date stamped and numbered on return to us and places will be allocated in this order.

  • Ad-hoc bookings can be made in September but regular bookings are given priority and we cannot guarantee a space.

  • If you have been unsuccessful in securing a place we will notify you by Friday 12th July.

  • Fees for September will be set as follows: Regular bookings £4 per hour, ad-hoc bookings £4.40 per hour.

  • We are running a holiday club w/c 19th August for children aged 5-11 from 8am-4pm. Fees will be charged at the ad-hoc rate and spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The holiday club booking form will be available on Monday 17th June.


June 6, 2019
STAY AND PLAY

Please feel free to join us for our new ‘Stay and Play’ sessions which are free and take place on Friday afternoons 1.45pm until 2.45pm term time only. A relaxed session open to parents and children under five where you can make use of our lovely play space whilst also spending time with other parents.


June 6, 2019
30 Hours Childcare

Today the Department for Education (DfE) is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of 30 hours free childcare, with a focus on lower-income families.  

Existing data shows that awareness of the 30 hours offer is lower among lower-income families. To help address this, they have created: 

  • A suite of case studies of six families across England sharing the positive impacts of 30 hours free childcare on their household (e.g. making childcare more affordable, enabling parents to go back to work and additional support for parents of children with special educational needs).
  • A "how-to" animation to support families applying for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare online.

April 29, 2019
CEOP

The national Child Exploitation and Online Protection team (CEOP) have launched Jessie & Friends , a new online safety education resource for 4-7 year olds. 

Based on a series of three fun, age-appropriate animations, Jessie & Friends follows Jessie, Mo and Tia as they view, share and game their way towards a safer future online.

The animations are accompanied by advice for parents and carers on using Jessie & Friends to start a positive, age-appropriate online safety conversation with their child

Further information:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends/


March 18, 2019
STAY AND PLAY

Please feel free to join us for our new ‘Stay and Play’ sessions which are free and take place on Friday afternoons 2.15pm until 3.15pm term time only. A relaxed session open to parents and children under five where you can make use of our lovely play space whilst also spending time with other parents.


March 1, 2019
Family Support

Family Action – supporting schools, LAs, early years settings and families

Family Monsters Project

Family Action has started a national conversation about the everyday pressures on families or 'family monsters'. The campaign aims to get these pressures out in the open and to stop family monsters becoming overwhelming by helping families find ways to talk about them, enabling families to  face their pressures together.

           

Family Action has released a new short film bringing family monsters to life – go to www.familymonstersproject.com to watch and share it. To find out how the Family Monsters Project is helping every family face their pressures you can also follow #MyFamilyMonsters on social media.

           

We have also launched FamilyLine, a free confidential helpline for families. FamilyLine is open weekday evenings (6 to 10pm) and weekend mornings (10am to 1pm) to support any family member struggling with any aspect of family life, such as parenting challenges, family conflict, relationship difficulties or mental health and wellbeing. Calls, emails or text messages are free, answered quickly, and in confidence, by a team of trained volunteers under the supervision of Family Action experts.

           

Contact:

www.family-action.org.uk/familyline


February 7, 2019
CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS – PARENTS, MAKE SURE YOU STAY ELIGIBLE!

The Government closed Childcare Vouchers to new entrants from October 2018. 

However, existing Childcare Voucher users will remain eligible for Childcare Vouchers provided they:

    * Joined the scheme prior to 4 October 2018, and
    * Make at least one salary sacrifice (more than £0) within each 52
       week period, and
    * Do not leave the scheme in order to use Tax-Free Childcare, and
    * Do not change employer.

In the run up to the closure of Childcare Vouchers to new entrants
during 2018, many parents opened Childcare Voucher accounts with a small
amount, to safeguard their future access to the Scheme. It may be
helpful to remind any parents who use your service that they need to
make at least one payment into their Childcare Voucher account (more than £0) within each 52 week period to remain eligible.

Remember, our FAMILY BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE can give you advice, and can help parents work out what form of financial  support is best for them and can carry out personalised  'better off' calculations - FREEPHONE 0800 028 3008.


February 7, 2019
CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS – PARENTS, MAKE SURE YOU STAY ELIGIBLE!

The Government closed Childcare Vouchers to new entrants from October 2018. 

However, existing Childcare Voucher users will remain eligible for Childcare Vouchers provided they:

    * Joined the scheme prior to 4 October 2018, and
    * Make at least one salary sacrifice (more than £0) within each 52
       week period, and
    * Do not leave the scheme in order to use Tax-Free Childcare, and
    * Do not change employer.

In the run up to the closure of Childcare Vouchers to new entrants
during 2018, many parents opened Childcare Voucher accounts with a small
amount, to safeguard their future access to the Scheme. It may be
helpful to remind any parents who use your service that they need to
make at least one payment into their Childcare Voucher account (more than £0) within each 52 week period to remain eligible.

Remember, our FAMILY BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE can give you advice, and can help parents work out what form of financial  support is best for them and can carry out personalised  'better off' calculations - FREEPHONE 0800 028 3008.


November 30, 2018
FLU IMMUNISATIONS

Dear Parents/Carers

The Flu Immunisation Team, has arranged an extra Flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, 1st December, at the OakTree Centre, Huntingdon, PE29 7HN  10.00 - 12.00pm.
Parent will be required to book an appointment in the first instance.

Please phone our office lines:   01354  644216,    01354 644392,     01354 644284.


November 14, 2018
Childcare Choices

 

I would like to make you aware of the Government website for parents, Childcare Choices.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

 

It brings together all the national childcare offers, helping parents find what’s available for them. The user-friendly website provides information on both the existing and new offers, including Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare, tax credits, universal credit, support for studying parents and childcare vouchers.

 

This website includes a service to calculate childcare costs and potential savings.

https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator


November 7, 2018
Family Action

Family Action

Digital Parent Support Service

                                

Do you know parents/carers who may need help or support in the evenings and weekends? If so, please circulate details of our free Digital Parent Support Service. Through our parent helpline, befrienders and counselling service, we can provide emotional and practical support and guidance on all aspects of parenting.     https://www.family-action.org.uk/

            

  • Freephone 0808 802 0222

  • Text: 07537 404 282

  • Email NDPSS@family-action.org.uk

  • Open weekdays 6pm to 10pm, weekends 10am to 1pm

  • Available for parents and carers across England


September 5, 2018
Welcome back!

Hello Everyone and welcome to the new term at Upwood Small to Tall. Diary dates have now been updated on the website and we are looking forward to a busy Autumn Term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


December 10, 2017
School Closure
Due to adverse weather conditions, both Upwood School and Upwood Small to Tall will be closed on Monday 11th December. Thank you.

August 24, 2017
Autumn Term 2017


Hello and welcome to the new Autumn Term at Upwood Small to Tall!

We open on Tuesday 5th September and are all excited for what the new academic year holds in store. We are extremely busy, particularly in the breakfast and after school clubs but do get in touch to check availability if you need childcare. We look forward to seeing you.




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