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  • Financial education in schools

    Financial Education In Schools

    Since September 2014 lessons on how to manage your finances have been a compulsory part of the national curriculum in English schools. Money expertise, imparted to our children during maths and citizenship lessons, is designed to provide them with the skills they need to manage their money effectively and make good financial judgements. Key Stage

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    Financial help if your child has a disability

    Financial help if you have a disabled child

    It can be tough to make ends meet for those families where a parent or child is disabled. Financial help is available from the government but it is not automatically granted. If disability affects you or a member of your family, then read on to find out more about your right to financial assistance. Change

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    Understanding childcare options

    Understanding childcare options

    When children arrive in your world it’s a dead cert that at some point you will need childcare provision. Even families with a stay-at-home parent need to fall back on third-party care for the kids occasionally, so what are the options? A lot depends on your circumstances and budget, here are the most common forms

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    What to do if your child can't settle in school

    What to do if your child can’t settle in school

    We all want to protect our children but this can become problematic when they start school. Not only are they out of our sight for over six hours each day, they’re often not very forthcoming in telling parents about their day. If your child still hasn’t settled after starting at primary, moving to secondary or

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    late for school

    How To Apply For A School Place In England

    Your involvement in the school placement lottery in England begins in earnest in the year before your child is due to start in primary or secondary education. Many parents will have begun their investigations long before this, sounding out schools and other parents about catchment areas, child preferences, reputations, and the general desirability of each

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    More childcare help for working parents

    More Childcare help for working parents

    Childcare costs are a drain on many people’s resources but families with working parents are set to notice a reduction in the amount of money they fork out for childcare due to a government scheme scheduled to come into place this year. The Childcare Payments Bill will allow working parents to claim up to £2,000 per

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