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Training and Employment

Training and employment can be accessed by everyone living or working in the West Berkshire area. School children aged 16 and over who are no longer in full time education can choose to enrol on an apprenticeship/traineeship. These can also be available to people up…

Twins and supporting siblings

Life with newborn babies will be extremely busy for you as a parent. It may seem as if all of your attention is being diverted away from your existing child or children. Brothers and sisters of twins can find it especially hard because of all the attention given to the new…

Victims First

Victims First provides free emotional and therapeutic support to victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The service enables a one front door approach for all victims, witnesses and family members of victims to access support following a crime regardless of the crime type,…

What is a Childminder?

Childminders: Look after children in their own homes, Required to register with Ofsted Can look after 6 children under the age of 8 years, 3 of which can be under 5 and 1 of which can be under 1 at any one time (permission can…

What is a Day Nursery?

Day Nurseries are: Open between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday all year round (excluding Bank Holidays). Required to register with Ofsted. Access free entitlement funding for 2,3 & 4 year olds. Offer part time and full time care. Inspected by Ofsted to ensure…

What is a Pre-school (Playgroup)?

A Pre-school (sometimes referred to a a playgroup) Offers short sessional care on a term time only basis. Some provide wrap around care or extended hours for a longer day at an additional charge. Care for children aged from 2 to 5 years old. Must…

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as: heart disease diabetes kidney disease stroke If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs…

What is an Out of School Club?

An Out of School Club: Provides out of school care for school aged children They are required to register with Ofsted if they provide care for children under 8 years of age, for more than two hours per day and more than 6 days per year. They can…

Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy

There's a lot of whooping cough (pertussis) around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk. Young babies with whooping cough are often very unwell and most will be admitted to hospital because of their illness. When…

Your NHS Health Check guide

What is an NHS Health Check? The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health. Aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74, it checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling - but preventable - illnesses. Think of your NHS Health…

Your questions on the NHS Health Check

Quick links The basics of the NHS Health Check The NHS Health Check and your personal information The science behind the NHS Health Check Myths about the NHS Health Check demystified   NHS Health Check: the basics Why do I need an NHS Health Check?…
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