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Education, Learning and Employment

Education, Learning and Employment

Education and learning can be for anyone of any age in Slough. Your child can get free early education the term after their second birthday if you live in Slough and you get one of these benefits. All children are entitled to a funded early education place at an approved provider of the family’s choice, from the beginning of the term after they are three. From 1 September 2017 the government introduced an Extended Entitlement to early education for working families. The extended entitlement works out to 30 hours per week. Young children will attend a primary school between the ages of 4 to 5 and 11 and transfer to secondary school when they are 11. Once they are 16 they can stay on at school, go to college or take on an apprenticeship or job.

Adult learning can help you to develop your skills and move on - to join a full time course or to get you into employment. Courses at a range of levels are available throughout Slough at many local venues including Children's Centres, schools and community centres.

Getting into or staying in employment can sometimes be difficult, children or other family commitments may cause a concern. You may need some advice or support to manage all the issues involved; this may be through local groups or from national websites or helplines.

In this section of the directory you will find information about education for children & adults in Slough and about support services that are available to you and your family.