CARRY ON CELEBRATING, HERE’S HOW:We are aware that there have been school closures due to the inclement weather conditions across the country and expect these to continue tomorrow, on World Book Day. We’re so pleased that children are looking forward to going to school to celebrate World Book Day but strongly encourage event organisers to be safe and practical as they make decisions regarding changing plans.
World Book Day is about encouraging children and young people to read and love books and, whatever the weather, 15 million £1 book tokens are already with Schools and will be distributed to children across the UK and Ireland, allowing them to visit their local bookseller to choose one of ten exclusive World Book Day books for free or to receive £1 off a book of their choice, including the £2.50 YA selection. We will be extending the token redemption period beyond 25 March to ensure that everyone is able to use them, the extension period will be confirmed depending on the weather in the coming days.
We know a great deal of children and young people will have put effort into activities for tomorrow. We’re encouraging schools to Share a Story and celebrate World Book Day as and when they can, in whatever way they can, so that children can celebrate reading, share stories with their teachers and peers, and so time and effort spent on costumes does not go to waste.
In the meantime, if you find yourself snowed in tomorrow, go ahead and celebrate World Book Day anyway, dress up if you’d like to, but most importantly, find time in the day to share a story, to read, to enjoy books. You can participate on social media with #shareastory and tune in to our to online book shows here.
Pop-up book stall
To celebrate World Book Day there will be a book stall in the porch at Badingham Village hall
1st March 2018 – 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Fill a bag for £1
All Proceeds will go to Badingham Playschool.
If you have any good condition books (adult or children’s) you would like to donate for us to sell please drop them off at the village hall before the 1st March. Thank you.
30 hours free childcare
Parents who want to take up a 30 hours place in the summer term, please apply now - and before the end of February, to get your code in good time. HMRC sometimes needs more information from the parent to check whether they’re eligible, so please allow time for this.
If you have an eligibility code, please reconfirm your eligibility for 30 hours every 3 months. This is very important.
Tax-Free Childcare can be used to save money on childcare costs, alongside 30 hours.
All eligible parents with children under 12 will be able to apply for Tax-Free Childcare from 14th February.
Parents can receive up to £2,000 per child per year through Tax-Free Childcare to help towards childcare costs.
Find out more about the government childcare offers and apply at: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk