Archive by category Children and Families

Free School Meal vouchers return for Half-Term Holiday

Free School Meal vouchers return for Half-Term Holiday

Families eligible for Free School Meals will be provided with supermarket vouchers for the half term holiday next week (Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June). The City Council has consistently made £15-per-week vouchers available to all children who receive Free School Meals (FSM) over holiday periods. Once again the vouchers will be issued to […]

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Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer

Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer

Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer Nottingham City Council has announced plans for the £10.5m fit-out of the city’s new Central Library and for it to be ready to open to the public next summer. The development is part of the building that houses the new Broad Marsh Car Park […]

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Council bidding for recognition as UNICEF UK ‘Child Friendly City’

Council bidding for recognition as UNICEF UK ‘Child Friendly City’

Nottingham has taken the first step on a journey working with children’s charity UNICEF UK towards international recognition as a Child Friendly City.   The ambitious three-to-five-year partnership, made possible by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) programme, will see councillors, council staff and local organisations ensure that children […]

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Government praise for Nottingham over support for SEND children

Government praise for Nottingham over support for SEND children

Nottingham has been praised by the Government following an inspection into support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). A letter was sent by the Department for Education to Nottingham City Council and the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Both organisations were congratulated for their ‘collective commitment to improving outcomes for […]

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Time to start booking activity clubs for Easter school holidays

Time to start booking activity clubs for Easter school holidays

Parents and carers can now book activity clubs for their children over the Easter holidays. More than 15,000 youngsters who receive free school meals (FSM) attended similar events and were fed over the summer holiday in Nottingham last year. The clubs will run for one week at Easter, three weeks in the summer, one week […]

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More pupils get first-choice secondary school on National Offer Day

More pupils get first-choice secondary school on National Offer Day

Almost 100 more pupils in Nottingham have received their first choice of secondary school for September this year. On National Offer Day today, the City Council has been able to inform parents and carers of 2,778 children that they have secured a place at their preferred school. This compares with 2,679 for 2021, despite there […]

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Next phase of consultation on changes to children’s centres gets underway

Next phase of consultation on changes to children’s centres gets underway

Council children’s centres that are proposed to remain open and those to close have been named by Nottingham City Council as it seeks partners to run services and embarks on further consultation on this budget proposal. Already eight of the 17 children’s centres in Nottingham are operated by schools, which are not affected by this […]

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More supermarket vouchers and activity clubs on the way for 2022

More supermarket vouchers and activity clubs on the way for 2022

Nottingham has secured another £1.8m to help struggling families in the school holidays with food vouchers and holiday clubs. The support comes as people are facing an ‘extremely challenging’ time because of the rising cost of living, including a huge increase in the price of gas and electricity announced last week. The City Council has […]

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350,000th book sent out through Nottingham book-gifting charity

350,000th book sent out through Nottingham book-gifting charity

A Nottingham scheme that gives free books to children has reached another major milestone. The 350,000th book has been delivered to a young reader in the city through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The book-gifting charity was introduced in the city in 2009 and now has more than 5,700 children registered to have a book delivered […]

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