Useful links

We have put together some links that you may find helpful.

About Ladybird Nursery

  • Ofsted report

2017 report

The Early Years Foundation Stage

Setting the Standards for Learning, Development and Care for children from birth to five:

  • Reference sites on maternity issues

Department for Work and Pensions: Expecting a baby – all about Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), your rights and maternity leave plus Maternity Allowance

Directgov: Parents – Information for parents from numerous government departments on education, rights and safety as well as advice on a range of issues including health in pregnancy and childcare

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood including breastfeeding counsellors and their local branch-based nearly new sales

A Guide to Breastfeeding support groups

  • Essential information on childcare

Childcare choices       Can i help with my childcare cost

The ChildcareLink national website provides information about the different types of childcare and early education in your local area and helps you to make the right choice for the whole family

National Day Nurseries Association

The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) – review inspection reports for Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries and other schools in our area

Daycare Trust is the national childcare charity working to promote high quality affordable childcare for all and their site has guides for parents on choosing and paying for childcare

Money matters: CTC, WTC and the Child Trust Fund

Childcare provided by employers (PDF) – From April 2005, new rules will make it easier for employers to help employees with their childcare costs. This guide from the Inland Revenue details some of the changes

Tax Credits Online – the central online resource from the Inland Revenue

What are tax credits? Help with understanding Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

The Child Trust Fund is a new savings and investment account for children born on or after 1st September 2002. Learn key facts about CTF here

The Inland Revenue’s Child Benefit pages featuring forms and an online claim facility

A number of sites have kindly listed us on their website: