Services for Young Children

Hampshire Childcare and Family Information Team (Cfit)

Publications for parents and carers


The following leaflets, booklets and fact sheets are FREE to Hampshire parents and carers. Some of these publications are available by download only and in Portable Document Format (PDF). To be able to view and print out the documents, Adobe Reader needs to be installed on the computer. To save a file to the hard drive, right click on the link and choose the Save option.

For hard copies of publications to be posted out contact the Childcare and Family Information Team on 0845 603 5620 (or email childrens.services@hants.gov.uk).

For organisations and agencies that support families who require bulk supplies of resources please complete this order form Microsoft Word 41kB and send to: childcare@hants.gov.uk.

Childcare and early years education

Title

Description

Hard copies and downloads

Childcare choices - what's on offer? Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 722kb

A parents’ guide to early learning and childcare (0-16 years)

Looking for childcare? Help is at hand  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 365kB

The Childcare and Family Information Team can help you find appropriate childcare

Home from home Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 653kb

What can a childminder offer your family?

Downloads only

Childcare Checklist - Choosing childcare for your under five  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 2MB

What to ask pre-schools, day nurseries and childminders

Childcare Checklist - Childminders  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 2MB

What to ask a childminder when considering placing your child in their care

Childcare Checklist – Choosing childcare for your school age child  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 1MB

What to ask breakfast clubs, after school clubs, holiday playschemes and childminders

Starting School in Hampshire Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 2mb

A guide for parents/carers and practitioners to help ensure the best possible start to school for Hampshire's children

Paying for childcare

Title

Description

Hard copies and downloads

A Guide for Parents

Help if looking for work, on low pay or claiming benefits

Child tax credit and working tax credit PDF - An introduction

What tax credits are, who can get them and how to claim. (April 2013)

Working Tax Credit - Help with the costs of childcare PDF

A guide explaining help with the costs of childcare for parents. (March 2013)

Information for childcare providers PDF (Tax Credits)

Advice if you provide childcare for parents claiming help through tax credits. (April 2013)

Other types of help you could get PDF (Tax Credits)

Other help you could get if you get Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit. (May 2012)

Downloads only

Care to Learn PDF

Childcare support for young parents in college or training

Paying for childcare - help from your employer PDF

Information regarding Childcare Vouchers (April 2013)

Work at least 16 hours per week? Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 1mb

Information regarding the ‘childcare element’, Working Tax Credit

A guide to Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit PDF

A guide explaining in detail what tax credits are, who is eligible and how to claim. (March 2013)

An Introduction to Universal Credit  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 101kB

A guide to help prepare future claimants for the changes that Universal Credit will bring (April 2013)

Universal Credit and your family  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 105kB

Quick guide about the help provided to Universal Credit claimants with children (April 2013)

Universal Credit and other benefits  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 111kB

Quick guide about other benefits that are changing alongside Universal Credit. (April 2013)

Financial Help Factsheets:

Colour  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 3MB &

B&W print friendly  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 2MB

Information regarding financial support available for families