Out of School Information for Parents
Being a parent is a tough job. There is no manual. The hours are mad. The rate of pay is shocking. However the rewards are amazing.
It can however be a lonely job and sometimes you don't know what to do, who to ask or where to ask for help.
It is hoped the information here will help a little bit.
Scroll down and see if there is anything that interests you or might be of use.
If you do have any questions or can't find something then please contact the school and we can see if we can help.
INFORMATION UPDATED March 2023
FREE HELP WITH PLANNING DINNERS
I’m Theo Michaels; TV chef, author and founder of a company called FiveDinners.com – online meal planning service for families.
I’ve started an initiative to help families struggling with the cost-of-living to eat better and take away the dreaded question of what to cook everynight.
A couple of years ago I launched a business called FiveDinners.com – an online meal planning service; we usually charge £49.99 per annum however, we are now giving it away for free – no catch, no restrictions, just free.
Every week we issue a new meal plan with a single shopping list, set to the number of people you are feeding so you know exactly what you need to buy for the week. All our recipes are easy to follow, with a nutritional breakdown and many with videos. Members can create their own meal plans with our recipes choosing from vegetarian, GF, kid friendly, quick and easy, airfryer, etc.
Limited time offer – get FREE lifetime membership to FiveDinners.com!
We know how hard times are at the moment so the folks at FiveDinners.com – online meal planning service - have decided to give away FREE lifetime memberships to try and help you save money on food shopping and reduce the mental load of deciding what to eat every night. There’s no catch or restrictions, simply full access to our meal plans to make your dinnertimes a little easier and cheaper.
FiveDinners.com is an online meal planning service co-founded by author and TV chef Theo Michaels. To help with the cost of living crisis so many families and individuals are facing Theo has decided to offer their meal planning service for FREE (usually £49.99 per year); every week they publish a new meal plan with an automatically generated shopping list; set to your serving size so you know exactly what you need for the week ahead. It saves you time, money on food shopping and ultimately takes away the headache of deciding what to cook every night. You can even create and save your own meal plans choosing from hundreds of recipes.
Simply head to https://FiveDinners.com and click green Join button now.
The last 2 years have been a difficult time and we know that many families are struggling with money and affording healthy food for their family. However, there is support available. You may be eligible for free school meals for your child Apply for free school meals - GOV.UK
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has lots of useful information on how to access emergency food parcels https://bhfood.org.uk/resources/accessing-emergency-food-parcels/
Everyone across the City can buy low-cost shopping if they need to. More information is available here: https://bhfood.org.uk/how-to-hub/low-cost-and-free-community-shopping/
If you are pregnant or have a child under 4 you may also be able to get help to buy milk, fruit and vegetables. Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start).
If you would like any more information on any of the above, please talk to Rachel Havers, Kaz Walsh or Shereen Avard.
TRAINLINE INFORMATION- SAVE MONEY BY CLICKING HERE
With gas prices rising, many people are worried about energy bills this winter. Advice is available and it’s worth checking to see if you qualify for a discount.
Extra help is available this winter for households in Brighton & Hove struggling to pay for food, fuel and other essential costs. The funding is part of the government’s Household Support Fund.
Parenting Support https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/?utm_source=Sprint1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=parenting-smart
Parenting Smart is:
- Created by Place2Be’s parenting experts
- Based on evidence and our experience of working with children and families
- Designed with busy parents in mind, with short videos and articles
- Topics from meltdowns to friendship difficulties, from anxiety to the transition to secondary school
What is PACE?
PACE (Providing Access to Childcare & Employment) aims to help parents with young children get into work, training and volunteering, whilst making sure that their childcare needs are met.
THIKING ABOUT YOU
Zumba - with Ian
This is Zumba in the evenings twice a week for adults. Please email Ian if you would like to come along.
Find your local JobCentre Plus including address information, opening times and contact details.
Jobcentre Near Me makes it easy to find your nearest jobcentre plus offices and information about benefits and support.
The general Jobcentre Plus phone number is 0800 169 0190. It’s a free phone number and can be used to check on a benefits application, change your address, complain about a Jobcentre office or get general advice.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Find out more about benefits and support using the following guides.
- Carers Allowance
- Child Vouchers
- Child Trust Fund
- Guardians Allowance
- Industrial Injuries & Disablement Benefit
- Maternity Allowance
- Personal Independent Payment Allowance
- Student Finance
- Universal Credit
Find A Job
Search for jobs with JobCentre Near Me, we’ll help you find a job.
If you’re looking for work, we have free guides to help you write a CV, search for jobs online and learn how to apply for jobs online.
You can also search for jobs using the DWP “Find a Job” service, formerly called Universal Jobmatch . Read our guide; how to use the DWP “Find a Job” service.
Adult Education & Careers Advice
Did you know your local Jobcentre Plus office is partnered with adult education training providers and employment services such as the National Careers service.
Did you fail your GCSE Maths or GCSE English? You can improve your career prospects or access higher education courses with qualifications in Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills English. IT courses for adults are also available if you need to improve your IT skills for work.