Information for NHS staff
The NHS is committed to providing affordable, accessible and quality childcare services to all our staff.
The Family Support Team supports all current and future
staff of Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation
For information about childcare in the NHS please
visit the NHS employers website
For more information please contact Amanda Wilkinson, HR Welfare Support
Sure Start Grant
Up to £500 for parents on low incomes
The Sure Start maternity grant has replaced the maternity
payment. The grant is made from the social fund and therefore
you will not have to pay the money back.
You can claim a Sure Start maternity grant at any time after
your 29th week of pregnancy and until your child is 3 months
old. If you are adopting a baby, you must claim the grant
within 3 months of adoption and your child should be no more than
12 months old when you claim.
You can claim the grant by completing a SF100 form which you will
be able to get from your local Social Security Office.
Click here to
find out if you are you eligible to claim the Sure Start