Please note that all Children Centre groups are cancelled this morning Thursday 8th March due to the adverse weather conditions. Let's Play at Ilkley is also cancelled this afternoon.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Strong Close Nursery School & Children's Centre is the lead provider for the Airedale & Wharfedale Children's Centre Cluster. This comprises of Strong Close, Hirst Wood, Owlet, Menston & Burley, Little Lane, Bingley Rural, Trinity 5 Rise and Baildon Children's Centres. Our Team are based across the Cluster but all information can be accessed either on this website, the Airedale & Wharfedale Children Centre Cluster Facebook page or by contacting us on 01535 605272.
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Bradford parents can apply now for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare
Parents in Bradford have the opportunity to apply early to get up to £2,000 per child, per year, through the government’s new offer for working parents: Tax-Free Childcare. Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds can also apply early for 30 hours free childcare, to secure their 30 hours place starting in September 2017.
Bradford LA is one of 25 Local Authorities chosen by the Department for Education to be a 30 hour Early Innovator. Early Innovators were asked to look specifically at innovative ways of making sure childcare is accessible to as many parents as possible.
One of Bradford’s projects was to identify the emotional aspects that affect parents when thinking about using childcare. Parents can feel apprehensive about leaving their child in childcare for the first time. This video was commissioned as part of the Early Innovator work.
Watch this video on FIS childcare page here
Link to the video on Bradford Council Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bradfordmdc/videos/1448405398574973/
To find out more about 30 hour’s childcare click here
Visit the website page for more information and to your express interest TAX FREE CHILDCARE 30 HOURS
Strong Close Children's Centre has had it's first Ofsted Inspection (March 2011). To view the full report click here.
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