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Childcare Choices

Choosing the best childcare is important for you and your child and you need to feel confident about the type of childcare that you choose. The type of childcare that best suits you and your child will depend on the reasons you need childcare, the…

Is my child too ill for school?

It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school, nursery or playgroup when they're unwell. But there are government guidelines for schools and nurseries that say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't. If you do keep your…

Childcare

Childcare is available in Torbay through a variety of providers including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, school nurseries and out of school care such as breakfast clubs, afterschool clubs and holiday play schemes. For more information about types of childcare, have a look at our Childcare…

SEN funding for Children and Young people in mainstream Schools, Academies and Free Schools

The Local Authority receive money from central government each year to fund schools. This is called the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). The DSG is split into three parts or ‘blocks’: Early years block - money used to provide 2, 3, 4 year old early years nursery…

Children with a serious condition or special needs

Find out what support is available, and how to get it, if your child has a serious condition or special needs. Learning that your child has a disability or illness is bound to be stressful and upsetting. It's a good idea to get as much information as…

Bedwetting in under fives

Up to the age of five, wetting the bed is normal. It usually stops happening as your child gets older without the need for any treatment. up to one in five five-year-olds wet the bed 1 in 20 10-year-olds wet the bed about 1 in 50 teenagers wet the bed 1…

Covid 19 resources for Schools, Parent and Carers in relation to children and young people who have SEND

In addition to the information below you may find the information links and downloads from the following webpages useful: Coronavirus (COVID 19) – latest updates Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) in relation to children and young people with SEND during period of Coronavirus (Covid 19) There…

Treating a fever (high temperature) in children

In children under five, a fever is considered to be a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above. Fever is very common in young children. More than 60% of parents with children aged between six months and five years say their child has had one. It's usually caused by…

Torbay SENCo Handbook

Introduction This document should be read in conjunction with the SEND Code of Practice, Jan 2015. The SENCo is responsible for the daily implementation of the SEN policy and the specific provisions made to support pupils with SEN including those with Education Health Care Plans.…

SEN Support Resources for Pupils/Students with Dyslexia

This webpage has been created to give Teachers and SENCos within Schools and Parents/Carers easy access to revelant information and resources to support young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This is part of a series of SEN resources webpages that are being created.…