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Is your childcare provider open during COVID19?

To find out either contact them directly or click here

After school clubs and holiday playschemes provide fun and creative ways for children to play, learn new skills, gain experiences and can develop a child’s enthusiasm and confidence. Activities don’t just keep children busy or entertained, they can also offer great developmental benefits that will help them academically and socially.

There are a variety of afterschool provisions and holiday play schemes operating in the Enfield both directly by a school or private clubs running either from school premises or offsite in community halls, sports centres and church halls. For further information about what individual clubs offer specifically, booking procedure and costings, please contact the private clubs directly or the school if the service is offered through the school.

Due to the current COVID19 pandemic, many of the out of school provisions and holiday playschemes may not be operating normal business hours. Please contact the club directly to find out more about their current situation.

Tax Free Childcare Information

For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK with children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled). For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year. That’s up to £500 every three months. For more information click here.

Enfield Children’s Centres

Enfield Children’s Centres offer a universal programme, focusing on play and communication, which is delivered in age-banded sessions. Enfield Children’s Centre programmes are led by Eldon and De Bohun Primary Schools. For more information on Enfield Children’s Centres, please click here

Child Protection Information – For Parents 

Are you concerned about a child? Do you know the process in what happens when something is reported. Click here to view more information and guidance.

Financial Support

Access the Money Advice Service  for FREE unbiased advice that can make a real difference to your life. Read information and access tools to help you work out what’s right for you. For example: Every day money; Life, work & study; Insurance; Mortgages; Pensions & retirement; Cards & loans are just some of the topics to help you take control of your money.

Lone Parent?

Did you know that if you are a lone parent aged 18 or over with school age children you may no longer be entitled to Income Support (IS)?

Instead with the support of your Jobcentre Plus (JCP) adviser you will have to look for paid work and make a claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if you are not able to work due to a health condition or disability.

Renewing Your Tax Credits!

Click here for more info from Gingerbread on what you need to do to renew your tax credits!

Pre School Speech and Language?

Did you know Enfield run Pre School Speech and Language drop in sessions? You can find the most up to date schedule Speech and Language Drop-in sessions

If you feel you need a bit more support through the Early Years stages of your child’s life, why not have a look at what’s available? Click here to view more Early Years Support.

Hungry Little Minds – is Department for Education’s campaign aimed at encouraging parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development from birth to age 5 years. Click on the link for important information, top tips, fun games and helpful links to support your child’s learning journey

Click here to learn more about CAMHS.

Education, Health and Care Plan – Click here to view.  Parent’s Guide from 0-5 years: Childhood Illnesses and Wellbeing. This is a great resource for parent’s, translated into 7 languages. Visit the website here.

Change and Challenge Team

If a family is identified as meeting at least 4 of our 6 criteria’s, a Change and Challenge Caseworker will provide intensive intervention work with the family. We will aim to engage and grip the family, supporting them to turn their lives around.  The intervention will be of high frequency and will be reviewed after 12 weeks. If you feel you might need support or would like more information – click here. 

Fostering in Enfield – If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, we do expect you to have a real interest in caring for children and young people, space in your home and time in your life to foster a child. For more information call 0800 038 1313 / 020 8379 2831 email or like our page

Child Maintenance Options is a FREE service that provides impartial information and support to help separated parents make decisions about their child maintenance arrangements. The website has a range of tools and guides including a Family Based Arrangement form and calculator to work out maintenance. It also offers Live Chat and Email services for users who wish to engage digitally.

Healthy Start Scheme

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. To find out more information, visit the website here.

Sorting out Separation is a FREE online resource for people who are dealing with divorce or separation to:

  • show you where to find reliable information, easy-to-use tools and specialist services on a range of topics
  • help you focus on and deal with the most important issues
  • create a personalised list of support services and tools for your circumstances