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4Children has been supporting childcare providers, out of school clubs, holiday programmes and children's projects for 30 years.

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Together with our members we raise awareness of the needs of children and families; we support and deliver best practice for children.

Whatever your distinct needs

From children’s centres to childcare and play provision, parenting support to support for young people – 4Children can provide you with the information, resources and support you need, as well as discounts and special offers.

Join 4Children membership today to receive discounts and a fantastic package of support and services, including:

Children & Young People Now online

FREE exclusive access to Children & Young People Now online (yearly subscription worth £117). 4Children members have access to the latest developments and resources including up-to-the-minute news, funding sources, case studies, features and articles, relevant issues to the sector and much more. Available by registering through the CYPN site with the 4Children member activation code provided by the 4Children membership team.

Discounts on publications

4Children has a wide range of useful publications on offer and members receive a discount on most of these. Download the Publications Catalogue or call 020 7512 2100 for more information. To order discounted publications, you will need your membership number to hand.

Discounts on 4Children conferences and events

4Children delivers a range of local and national conferences and events each year that focus on key issues and developments in the children and families sector - with discounted prices for all members.

Members only website area

4Children’s exclusive members only website area provides a range of information and support for providers, including access to FREE download of 35 policies & procedures -  free copies of the best selling Getting It Right: Model Document Resource Pack.

FREE member e-newsletter

4Children members receive a free subscription to our regular e-newsletter This Month - packed full of handy updates on current issues and developments for the children’s sector, plus quick links to information, resources and funding opportunities to help you develop great quality, accessible services for children, young people and families in your area.

15% discount on childcare insurance

All 4Children club members can receive a 15% discount on their insurance with Morton Michel, the childcare insurance specialists. Morton Michel’s Out of School policy offers a comprehensive range of cover, providing not only Public and Employers’ Liability insurance, but cover on equipment, frozen food, personal clothing, money and personal accident. The basic Out of School policy covers the essentials: Public and Employers’ Liability Insurance.

All policyholders benefit from four helplines giving practical advice relating to your business. There are also optional extensions available for Professional Indemnity, Trustees’ and Officers’ Financial Liability, legal expenses, buildings insurance and all risks cover on equipment. Minibus insurance can also be arranged.

25% off MPLC Umbrella License - are you showing DVDs in your setting?

All 4Children members are entitled to a 25% discount off the Motion Picture Licensing Company Umbrella License.

If your childcare setting allows children to watch films (DVDs, video tapes, computer file downloads) then in most cases permission must be granted by the copyright owner, via a licence. The MPLC Umbrella License is an annual licence which grants you unlimited showings in all your facilities.  All childcare settings, including out of school clubs, activity clubs, pre-schools, holiday play schemes, children’s centres and nurseries can take out The MPLC Umbrella Licence.

4Children Membership and Information Helpline support

If you have questions or concerns with regard to the running of your childcare service, out of school club or children’s project then our dedicated helpline is here to help you!
Call 020 7512 2100
Email: info@4Children.org.uk.

FREE funding opportunities from the Fit4Funding newsletter

Top Ten funding opportunities from the Fit4Funding monthly newsletter. The newsletter, from the Charities Information Bureau, provides information on a wide range of grants, awards and other financial support available around the country. Click here to view these opportunities.