Parents/carers who speak English as an Additional Language

We work with Hampshire children, families and schools on all aspects of provision in relation to English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) is part of Children's Services in Hampshire County Council.

2-Year-Old Early Years education offer

Free Early Years education for eligible 2-year-old children is now available. If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may qualify for up to 15 hours’ free nursery education for your pre-school child/children.

Find out more information and see if you are eligible to apply

See more information about free education for 2, 3 and 4 year old children in a range of languages.

Safeguarding advice

Safeguarding advice and guidance for parents, including information on keeping children safe online and FGM in various languages.

Safeguarding considerations for before and after school (drop-off and pick-up) from the NSPCC, September 2018.

Language phone lines

Parents and carers can call the EMTAS language phone lines - during term time only.

Referrals are made by the school.

Helpful downloads

First language, home language and ascription

A leaflet explaining what first language, home language and ascription are, and why it is important for parents to let schools know this information about them and their children.

First language, home language and ascription leaflet

Bringing up your child in more than one language

More information and guidance on bilingualism in the early years is available from the National Literacy Trust. Some of this has been translated into other languages.

Primary menus

The current Hampshire primary school menu has been translated by Hampshire EMTAS into various languages. See Primary menus.

Information about Free School Meals for parents

EMTAS free school meals information for parents

Behaviour strategies for parents

These Behaviour management guides are for parents/carers to help them understand and be able to use the same strategies at home as teachers use in schools.

Getting your child ready to start school

Getting your child ready to start school Advice for parents on how to prepare their child for school is available in Bulgarian, English, Hungarian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu from Hampshire Services for Young Children's website.