Wednesday, 30 August 2017

MOD Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers are a government initiative designed to help working parents pay for childcare. You can convert part of your salary into vouchers before your usual tax and NI contributions are taken. This means that you only have to pay the tax and NI on what’s left, saving you up to £933 per year.
What’s even better is that both parents can take advantage of the scheme, so you could make a joint saving of up to £1,866 per family! Read the full details....

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Changes To Childcare Vouchers

Are you prepared for the changes to Childcare Vouchers? In early 2017, the Government is planning to start rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, a new initiative for working parents which will soon replace the current Childcare Voucher Scheme.

If you sign up for Childcare Vouchers before April 2018 you can remain on the scheme, and will be able to choose which is more cost-effective for you and your family.
If you are not currently taking Childcare Vouchers, you should consider joining now to have the choice later when the changes occur. Click Here for more information

Help paying for childcare....

The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. 
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

RBL: Pedal to Paris Challenge

Whether you cycle in the gym, to work or ride off-road; cycle 460km ‘from London to Paris’ in your own time over the month of September.
It’s free to take part, and the minimum sponsorship is just £50.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Blackfield Primary School Parents Information

Use the following links to find out more.....

Fawley Infant School Information & News Letters

Hampshire School Term Dates 2017-18

Determined programme of school term and holiday dates for county and controlled schools in Hampshire, for the academic year 2017-18 HERE

If you require a printed copy ASK HIVE

Monday, 14 August 2017

JCCC Films

Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages. JCCC FILMS

BFPO Indicator List

Please use this link to see the full list of BFPO numbers: BFPO

Welfare Communications Everywhere

Welfare Communications Everywhere, or WelComE, provides all UK service personnel deployed on ‘welfare-entitled’ deployments and exercises with publically funded calls, voicemail and internet access.
For any questions regarding the WelComE service, please contact the WelComE Customer Contact Centre (WCCC) for more information (open from Monday - Friday 06:00 to 22:00 (UK)) by emailing


BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes.
  • BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.
  • BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Enhanced learning credits

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. 

The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.

Southampton & Marchwood Service Community Guide

Available from HIVE or Read online

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Childcare Choices

Royal British Legion Break Centres.

Break Centres

The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families. If you or a member of your family is recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life-affecting event, the Legion can provide a comfortable and enjoyable break.

About our break centres

We have four Break Centres located in prime locations around the country, and for our family breaks, we also have close ties with Parkdean and Haven Holiday Parks.
The Legion also provides Adventure Breaks, where young people of Service families can have a fun and activity-packed week.