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Elective Home Education

Elective Home Education (EHE) is the term used to describe a parent’s decision to educate their child from home, instead of sending them to school. EHE is different to home tuition or education provided by a local authority other than at a school. Rutland County…

Complaints or concerns about registered childcare providers

If you are concerned about something you've seen or heard at an early years or childcare setting, the advice from Ofsted is to try and discuss your concerns with the provider directly. If you can't resolve the issue in this way, or you think that…

Choosing the right kind of childcare for your family

As a parent or carer, you know what's best for your child. The things you and your child do together at home are the most important step in giving them the best start in life. Care from friends, grandparents and other relatives plays a vital role too.…

Childcare Choices

As a parent or carer, you know what's best for your child. The things you and your child do together at home are the most important step in giving them the best start in life. Care from friends, grandparents and other relatives plays a vital role too.…

Starting School booklet - top tips for parents

Visions Children's Centre has produced an information booklet for parents with children who are due to start primary school in September 2020. The booket includes top tips to help support your child with starting school, what to expect with the curriculum, and how best to…

Process for schools if a child is not contactable for safe and well checks

Each school and education provision is required to have contact with pupils to ensure their safety and well-being, in person, albeit virtually. If no contact has been possible, the school or education provider should have done the following: 1. Done everything in its power to…

Help With Childcare Costs

You can get help paying for childcare if it’s provided by a: registered childminder, playscheme, nursery or club childminder with an Ofsted-registered childminding agency registered school home careworker working for a registered home care agency This is known as ‘approved childcare’. Check what help you…

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments

What is an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment? An Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) takes a detailed look at any educational, health and /or care needs you may have, to help find any support you might need to help you learn. The…

Annual Review Guidance

The annual review is the statutory process of looking at the needs and provision specified in an EHC Plan, and deciding whether these need to change. The first review of the EHC plan must be held within 12 months of the EHC plan being finalised.…

Coronavirus: updated home-to-school transport guidance

Rutland County Council has recently prepared guidance for parents and carers regarding their child's/children's home-to-school transport for the autumn term. The guidance covers: Waiting for transport Hand hygiene and sanitisation Face coverings Student 'bubbles' Other measures Read the guidance here.
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