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Guidance for parents and carers

Get advice about finding and choosing childcare and how to access the funded early education entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
Funded early education for 2-year-olds
Check if your 2-year-old is entitled to funded childcare in Suffolk.
Funded early education for 3 and 4-year-olds
Find out how your child can access their funded early education from the term after their third birthday.
Childcare for working parents
How to check if your child may get up to 30 hours funded early education a week for 38 weeks and how to apply.
Suffolk Family Information Service
Offering free and impartial advice to parents about finding childcare, the funded early education entitlement and other family services for 0-19 year olds.
Parenting programmes overview
Find out about parenting support programmes in Suffolk, and how to book a place on a course.
Early years foundation stage (EYFS)
Framework that sets the standards for learning, development and care for pre-school children from birth to 5 years.
National organisations providing support to parents and carers
List of websites and organisations offering support to parents and carers in healthy living, dealing with behaviour and protecting a child from abuse.
Books and resources for parents
Find book recommendations and resources for parents, including library books and free books from Bookstart.
Finding and choosing childcare
Information on the types of childcare, finding a place for your child and what questions you should ask childcare providers.