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Traveller parents and carers

Information for traveller parents and carers

Parents and carers for whom English is an additional language

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

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

Family Learning

One of our projects delivers Family Learning classes to parents. These classes help parents learn English so they can get more involved in their children's education.

We can:

  • Encourage parents to take part in their children's education.
  • Provide opportunities for learning basic communication skills in English through first language support.
  • Empower parents to gain confidence and enrol in a college to learn English.
  • Provide information about the UK education system.
  • Help parents to learn basic IT skills.
  • Encourage and provide information about Early Years Education (e.g. PEEP programme)
  • Raise the awareness of schools and other agencies regarding issues relating to language, culture, racism etc.

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



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