Families with children in the Early Years and Year R

Free EMTAS resources for families

Early Years admissions and attendance – finding a school place, admissions and attendance, including what to do if your child is absent from school

Preparing your child for school – how to prepare when your child starts school in Year R

School admissions and free school meals (FSM)

BookTrust website – Free information leaflets about reading with your child (available in several languages)

Understanding bilingualism in the early years – available from the National Literacy Trust. Some of this is available in other languages.

Free Early Years Education

Some two, and all three and four year olds are entitled to free part-time Early Years Education (EYE). The part-time, free Early Years Education places are available in school nursery classes, state or private nursery schools, day nurseries, playgroups or pre-schools and with approved child-minders.

Advice about free Early Years Education translated into these languages: Arabic, Bengali, Mandarin, Nepali, Polish, Romanian, Tagalog, Turkish and Urdu. (See section 6 on that page).

Advice for parents on how to prepare their child for school is available in the following languages:

Bulgarian
English
Hungarian
Nepali
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Spanish
Turkish
Urdu