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Information Advice and Guidance

Please feel free to contact us to ask for any information, advice or guidance you require and if we can't help then maybe we know someone who can.   If you have a question or query that we don't have an answer to then we will do our best to signpost you to someone that will be able to help you.

See useful sites below:


Adviza Careers Service

Offers advice and support services for young people 14 to 19 years

Information service related to apprenticeships


Bullying Advice

Bullying Advice Helpline for young people who are being bullied or want advice

Bullying / Childline
Support helpline for young people

Cyber Mentors to support helpline for young people

Basingstoke Pregnancy Crisis Centre
Advice Centre for young people regarding pregnancy

Berkshire Women's Aid
Relieves the distress and suffering of persons including children who have suffered, are at risk of suffering, or are exposed to domestic abuse. They provide safety for the survivors of domestic abuse.They provide temporary emergency crisis accommodation, advocacy, outreach and resettlement support to women, men and children fleeing domestic violence


Support helpline for young people

City and Guilds
For information on all of the education and training courses created by City and Guilds.

Child Care Link
Offers a wide range of information on childcare provision throughout England.

Childcare Careers
Offers a wide range of information on careers in the Early Years sector


Department for Children, Schools and Families
Information service for all childcare, schools and support services

Day Nurseries Register
A register of Day Nurseries through England, Scotland and Wales


Food Standards Agency
Agency advising on food safety and nutrition


getreading - Reading
All the local news and events covering Reading and the surrounding areas


HSE: Information about health and safety at work
Information regarding Health and Safety in the workplace

Help For Young People
From Get Connected Helpline Gateway to young people's services


1 Job Site
Job site offering jobs in all aspects of childcare and education

Jobs in Education
Job site for Teachers offering jobs in Schools

Jobs for Teachers
Job site for Teachers offering jobs in Schools

Jobs go Public
Job site offering jobs in all aspects of childcare and education

Jobs for all career choices

Job site offering jobs in all career aspects

Job Centre Plus
Job centre plus offers a range of help for people, employed or unemployed who are looking for work or want advice on work related issues

JEM Childcare Solutions
Recruitment Agency specialising in the placement of qualified practitioners in the Early Years sector including nurseries, nannies and childminders


Learn Direct
For all the help and support you need to return to learning. Learn Direct provide many services which such as careers advice, cv writing, interview techniques, job seeking and study skills


Money to learn : Directgov - Education and learning
Money to learn: if you're between 16 and 19, find out the financial help you could get to stay in learning


Nursery World
Weekly publication for all Childcare Practitioners with News, resources and Jobs in Childcare and Early Education - available online and through local newsagents

National Day Nurseries Association
A national charity which aims to enhance the development and education of children in their early years

The NSPCC protects children across the UK. They run a wide range of services for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects.


NHS Guide to Pregnancy
Advice on pregnancy

Pregnancy Advice - Reading Lifeline Crisis Pregnancy Centre
 Advice centre for teenage pregnancy


Reading Children's Information Centre - the Family Information Service
Information centre for Reading, West Berkshire and Bracknell Forest

Rail Enquiries
Train Times


Student finance : Directgov - Education and learning
Information regarding finance whilst being a student

Schools Register
A complete register of all Local Education Authority Schools

Safeguarding Children
For all the help and support you may need covering all aspect of safeguarding and protecting children

Skills Active
Is the sector Skills council for the active leisure and learning industry. They provide information on education, training and education and work within the industry, including supporting children in play work.

Sure Start is a government agency designed to focus on the delivery of high quality education, childcare, health and family support. Here you will find a wider range of information including recent government initiatives and research documents, as well as advice on training, education and other services.


A website with all jobs for Teachers

A website for people working within Schools is the first place young people should check for advice, information and support on sex, relationships, drugs, drink, health, wellbeing

Reading College
Reading College


University of Reading
University in Reading

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Universities and Colleges information service


Visit Reading
Website giving local information about Reading and the surrounding areas