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  • Sign in to your childcare account

    If you're a parent registered for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours childcare, sign in to pay into your account, reconfirm your eligibility, update your details

  • 30 hours free childcare

    Who is eligible for 30 hours free childcare and how you can get it.

  • Help paying for childcare

    Help with the cost of paying for approved childcare - Tax-Free Childcare, 15 and 30 hours childcare, childcare vouchers, tax credits, Learner Support

  • Check what help you could get with childcare costs

    Check what help you might be able to get with childcare schemes like tax credits, Tax-Free Childcare, childcare vouchers and free childcare or education for 2 to 4-year-olds

  • Apply for 30 hours free childcare

    How to apply for 30 hours free childcare.

  • School term and holiday dates

    Find your child's school term, half term and holiday dates on your local council's website

  • Find and compare schools in England

    Check school performance tables (‘league tables’), Ofsted reports and financial information.

  • The national curriculum

    The English national curriculum means children in different schools (at primary and secondary level) study the same subjects to similar standards - it's split into key stages with tests

  • School leaving age

    The age you can leave school in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Funding for postgraduate study

    Postgraduate funding - find grants, loans, studentships and scholarships

  • Find a job in teaching

    Search for a job in teaching in England by subject or role, location, salary, full-time and part-time jobs, and by primary education and secondary education.

  • Early years foundation stage

    The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5

  • School attendance and absence

    You can be prosecuted if your child has unauthorised absence from school - truancy, help with getting your child to school, and legal action to enforce school attendance

  • Get a replacement exam certificate

    Request a replacement exam certificate or a certified statement of results if you've lost your original - check the list of old exam boards if your board no longer exists

  • Parental rights and responsibilities

    Who has parental responsibility for looking after children, and how to apply for parental responsibility if you were unmarried to the mother or aren't on the birth certificate

  • Apply for free school meals

    Check if your child can get free school meals - and find out how to apply on your local authority’s website

  • The law on leaving your child on their own

    The law doesn't say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it's an offence to leave a child alone if it puts them at risk

  • Apply for a primary school place

    Apply for a state primary school place through your local council

  • Child adoption

    The adoption process - eligibility, assessment, adoption agencies, overseas adoptions and the rights of birth parents.

  • Schools admissions

    Get a place for your child at a primary or secondary school - applications, deadlines, admission criteria, appeals and complaints