Posted on December 2, 2016
Many families are still blissfully unaware that they can claim £55 per week Tax Free childcare and/or up to 70% of the cost of childcare.
This includes childcare in your own home.
All our nannies can be registered with OFSTED which means you are able to take advantage of the help the government offers with childcare. This help can be in the form of Tax Credits or salary sacrifice vouchers. Help with the cost of childcare is available to all families regardless of how much or little you earn. More information can be found on the Help paying for childcare page on the .gov website.
Whether you need a flexi nanny or are looking to recruit, these savings can be substantial. Freedom can help you navigate through the system in order to get the help that is available.
Posted on November 22, 2016
Freedom Childcare are very proud to have been involved in Reach’s annual family fun weekend in Glasgow. The weekend take place in various cities throughout the UK so far we have helped in Portsmouth, Leeds, Leicester and Bristol.
Reach is a charity for children with missing upper limbs that supports the families though friendships, information and signposting. Freedoms role in this event it supply all aspect of the childcare. We operate a crèche during the morning and evening for the little ones and provide children aged 4-12 the opportunity to take part in workshops. This year the workshops were Scottish Lantern making, one handed instruments and magic. Older Children aged 12-18 went out on a trip to an outdoor activity centre. Each year we also have a football activity where 20 children take part in a football workshop.
The children all return for supper with their parents then join us in the evening for more fun including, video diary’s, loch ness monster making, discos, teenagers chill out zone, Gaming room. The day and evening caters for between 80 and 100 children over the course of the event. We have a range of children from 3 months to 18 years. We take a team of staff with us from our Head Office In Lymington then we recruit a local team of staff to help us. Each year we are blown away by the children and the staff we employ ! We are so very excited to be helping reach again next year in Bristol and looking forward to many more years of working with these amazing children and their families.
We are always looking for organisations and businesses that require event childcare packages please call us on 08453 300403 or email email@example.com
Posted on October 4, 2016
We will be attending next week’s joint Dorset & Hampshire ‘Meet the Finalist’ event at The Italian Villa, Canford Cliffs in Poole.
For more information the People’s Choice page on the www.southcoastevents.co.uk website will ready to go next week with all the finalists listed.
Posted on September 20, 2016
Freedom Childcare is providing a crèche at Friendship House in Southsea for English and Maths Courses.
The courses are run by Southdowns College and are FREE if you are in receipt of an income related benefit. The courses are starting now and we have places in the crèche available. The courses are ESOL and are designed for Mothers for whom English is a second language. The courses are 3 hours in the mornings and are supported by a Crèche for the children to attend.
- Maths – FREE (to everyone)
- Crèche – FREE (if you are in receipt of an income related benefit)
- English – FREE (if you are in receipt of an income related benefit)
The English Course can also be paid for Mother who are self-funding and costs £75 for 17 weeks based on 3 hours study and £300 based on 6 hours study. The Crèche is also available in these circumstances and costs £22.50 per session.
For more information regarding the Crèche please call Freedom Childcare 0800 0851444
To book on a course please call 02392 797910
Posted on August 8, 2016
Room only or with supervision staff
Our supervised contact rooms are available 7 days a week 8.30 to 5.30 all year round. Staff are all DBS checked and have either Childcare or social care qualifications and have 15 years experience of supplying the local authority with supervised contact services.
Costs will vary depending on the requirements
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on April 6, 2016
Sunday 10th April, 11am – 3.30 pm
at The New Forest Showground
Freedom Childcare will be providing a free creche at the The Hampshire Wedding Fair at The New Forest Showground. With over 40 exhibitors the Wedding Fair is a great place to go to plan your wedding . . . and enjoy a festival atmosphere with live music and the finest outdoor catering.
To secure your free childcare slot with Freedom Childcare email email@example.com
Booking in advance is recommended
Posted on March 9, 2016
Tenacity is the Most Important Attribute Required for Being a Successful Parent
Along with all the other hats we have to wear in our day to day lives parenting our children is singularly the most difficult. Partly this is because it is a dynamic process, just when we think we have cracked it our children move on and we are learning again how to manage them and guide them.
Some days are harder than others dependending on stress levels, health and demands on our time, and when our parenting resolve is low is when it often matters most! Children are in tune with their parents and can sense when we are not firing on all cylinders this is when their behaviour will be affected and when they (annoyingly) will become more persistent or resistant. The other factor which adds to the mystery of parenting is that we don’t see the fruits of our labour straight away.
For example when repeatedly asking your teenager to tidy their room it is easy to feel that you are not getting through to them and therefore shut the door and forget the problem. The work we do in educating our children on behaviour and acceptable standards isn’t about us reaping the benefits now. In fact the whole parent child relationship is based on them not listening and us repeating ourselves until we are hoarse.
The secret is only released when as adults they can hear their parent’s voice guiding them and it molds the grown up they become and in turn will shape them as parents and so it continues.
If it helps imagine your child bringing up your grandchild and because you didn’t repeat yourself enough they don’t have you on their shoulder guiding them. In a way you are investing in the future generations not just your own child. (I find having a broader view point helps take the intensity and frustration away) – see the bigger picture. It’s not about getting a tidy room it’s about the future of the human race !!!!!
So my point is yes it’s hard, don’t expect miracles, keep your boundaries strong and one day you will reap the benefits of all you hard work. Right now you are shaping a human being and their job is to challenge you throughout this process.
This sums it up! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ZpuA8_YYk
Posted on October 15, 2015
Could you give a child a brighter future?
Southampton City Council are in need of fostering households in and around Southampton.
Foster carers offer a stable and nurturing environment for young people who are unable to live with their birth families. This can be for a number of reasons and care maybe required for just a single night through to years at a time, often helping a young person work through difficult times in their lives.
There’s a constant need to recruit Foster carers and we’re always looking for as many new ways as possible to get people from the local community involved.
If you think you could provide a loving home to a child or young person contact Southampton City Council on 0800 519 1818 or visit www.southampton.gov.uk/fostering
Posted on September 29, 2015
Saturday 17 October 2015 – 10am to 3pm
Horndean Technology College, Waterlooville, PO8 9PQ
Free bookable workshops and talks will be held throughout the day. Topics include:
- supporting young people with speech and language difficulties
- the Hampshire Local Offer
- advice for young people on post 16 options
- changes from DLA to PIP
- wills and trusts
- challenging behaviour
- person centred planning
Freedom will be attending to discuss our services with parents as well as running a crèche.
Support4SEND provides free impartial information, advice and support to parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and to children and young people with SEND throughout Hampshire.
Parent Voice is an Information and Advice Service for parents and carers of disabled children aged 0-19 in Hampshire. We provide a single point of contact for the information and advice you need for your child.