BBC – Parenting

The BBC has a site dedicated to parenting.

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Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

The Child Tax credit and Working Tax Credit are there to help eligible parents with the costs of bringing up children and the costs of childcare for working parents. 

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Children and Young People's Services in Bristol

Bristol Children & Young People's Services offers a 'one stop shop' of everything you could want to know about early years education and registered childcare, help with costs, schools and admissions processes and even the National Curriculum. Included is the 1Big Database an on-line directory of services, organisations and groups for children and young people aged 0 to 19 and their parents and carers in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

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Early Years Childcare

There are a number of early years childcare providers registered with Bristol City Council. This information is also available for Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset Councils.

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Emergency Childcare and Other Childcare Options

If you are looking for services that provide emergency childcare or other childcare options such as nannies, nurseries or a creche have a look on Alphabet Childcare and Tinies websites.

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Health and Safety for New and Expectant Mothers

The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidelines on health and safety for new and expectant mothers

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Free Early Education Entitlement for two, three and four year olds

If you are the parent/carer of a 2 year old and you receive certain benefits you could be eligible to apply for a free early education place. For more information visit Bristol City Council's page on Early Education and Childcare.

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). Free early education places are available at a range of early years settings including nursery schools and classes, children's centres, day nurseries, play groups and pre-schools and childminders. More information can be found in Bristol City Council's document Free Early Education Entitlement For All Three & Four Year olds.

For more information about free nursery education in your area, contact your Family Information Service (FIS). The FIS provides information, advice and assistance to parents, carers and professionals on the range of children, family and young people's services available within their area.

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Pregnancy and Maternity Rights in the Workplace

DirectGov is a website of the UK government and includes useful information about your rights when you are pregnant, on maternity leave, or returning to work

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