In this Issue
The cost of childcare
GCSE and A Levels results: What next?
Universal Credit
Vaccination planner
Salad days of summer
Join in!
Surrey FIS

Contact details for Surrey Family Information Service (FIS)

w. www.surreycc.gov.uk/fis

e. surrey.fis@surreycc.gov.uk

t. 0300 200 1004


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The cost of childcare
Have your say!

In June the Government set up the Childcare Commission to look at how to bring down the cost of childcare for working families, without compromising on safety or quality. It particularly wants to hear from parents and carers. To have your say click this link to go to the Department for Education website, please note the closing date is 31 August.

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GCSE and A Levels results: What next?
 
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If your child’s GCSE or A level grades were higher or lower than expected, let them know that they can call the exam results helpline on 0808 100 8000 to talk through their options. Expert advisers can help with questions about continuing in further or higher education, vocational learning options, taking a gap year or finding a job. And you can find lots more information and useful links on the Directgov website.

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Universal Credit
Draft regulations
 
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Universal Credit will be introduced from October 2013. It is the new benefit which will replace means tested benefits and tax credits for people of working age. The following information is based on draft regulations issued in June 2012.

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Vaccination planner
NHS guide to vaccinations for you and your family
 
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Following recent news reports about the rise in the number of cases of whooping cough in very young children, you might be interested to know about the NHS Choices vaccination planner. It's an interactive tool which helps you create a personalised vaccination wall planner based on your child's date of birth which you can find on the NHS Choices website.
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Salad days of summer
Love Food Surrey
 
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Turn your leftover salad into a simple, healthy, energy-boosting dish in just a couple of minutes.

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Join in!
Weekend of 18 and 19 August
Inspired by the 2012 Games, this weekend local sports groups are showcasing the opportunities there are for people to help out, give time, support, watch or play sport. To find out what events are happening near you, simply go to the Join In website www.joininuk.org and enter your postcode. 

You can follow Join In Local Sport on Twitter @JoinInUK

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