Help at hand for parents

BUSY parents are being offered a helping hand in Morpeth with places available with a registered childminder opening up.

Jayne Clayton currently has vacancies for children and she would like to hear from anybody in the town who is looking for full time or part time OFSTED-registered childcare.

Parents may be entitled to up to 70 percent of their childcare costs through the Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit scheme.

Those interested or those who need further details of where to find information about childcare provision and early education places in Northumberland should contact the Children's Information Service, part of Sure Start Northumberland Early Years and Childcare on 01670 534440 for details, e-mail:, or visit: