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  • Finding suitable childcare for your children can be tricky, but there are lots of ways to help you find different types of childcare in your area. 

  • We attended the launch of the Children's Commissioner's Report, and spoke with the Children’s Commissioner afterwards about particular challenges experienced by Naval Service families.

  • Find out more about CEAS' support for Serving parents here.

  • In July 19, the three Families Federations took the opportunity to submit a joint response to the Department for Education’s call for evidence: ‘Provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and for those who need additional provision: how the financial

  • Further education (FE) includes any study after secondary education that is not part of higher education (that is, not taken as part of an undergraduate or graduate degree).

  • Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Cymru is a Welsh Local Government Association programme initially funded by the MOD’s Education Support Fund and funded by Welsh Government from 2019.

  • The Thriving Lives Toolkit is an evidence-based free resource providing a quick and easy way for schools (even those with 1 or 2 Service children) to assess and improve their practice and get support. Service parents are encouraged to share this with their child(ren)'s school.

  • The NFF are launching our 2021 Childcare report. Our report aims to ensure that your voices, experiences and concerns that you have about childcare in the Royal Navy have been accurately represented. In addition to families’ feedback we have included lots of relevant research.

  • Calling all ‘super mums and dads’ in the serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines community! Childcare policies are now being reviewed. If you have 10 minutes your feedback can make all the difference.

  • If you are offered an overseas assignment, you will have to look carefully into the education available for your children. Education provision overseas can be roughly divided into the following types, not all of which will be available in every location.

  • Useful resources and projects for serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines families.

  • NFF guide to primary and secondary education for children with a parent(s) currently serving in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

  • SCISS was formed as a working group to look into the issues relating to English state schools providing for Service children.

  • SCiP Alliance is a partnership of organisations focused on improving outcomes for children from military families. We have been a proactive partner since the Alliance’s inception and are represented on the Board.

  • The term 'Special Educational Needs & Disability' (SEND) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than other children of the same age.

  • Our Chief Executive appeared as a witness before the Defence Select Committee earlier in 2018 to talk about the Covenant, how it is being delivered and how it is affecting our people and their families.

  • Our guide to UCAS, plus advice written specifically for Service children.

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