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Information about Ofsted Registered Childcare in Sandwell.

Childcare providers have been asked to keep their information on this website up to date. However, we cannot guarantee this so please contact providers for their most up to date information.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) services may have changed the way they are delivered, reducing opening times or limiting face to face contact.

Please contact service providers directly if you have any questions about availability and accessibility.

Home Learning Resources

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

Useful advice and information

Choosing Childcare

Choosing childcare is an important decision for you and your family. There are many different types of childcare settings and entrusting a stranger with your child is a big step.  It can be particularly challenging if your child has a disability or special educational need. More…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and/or disability

Children who have disabilities and their families are entitled to good quality, affordable, flexible childcare, just like any other child or family.  Find here lots of information to help you find and decide on the childcare that suits you and your child/children's needs, what childcare providers should More…

Free Childcare for 2 year olds

Free childcare is available for eligible 2 year olds, for 15 hours a week during term time. Your child will have the chance to have fun, play, learn socialise and make new friends. If your child is eligible, they can take up a place at More…

Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds - 15 hours (Universal Entitlement)

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to a maximum of 570 hours of free childcare a year (15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year). Your child can normally access this from the term after their third birthday. Free childcare is More…

Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds - 30 hours (Extended Entitlement)

3 and 4 year old children whose parents are working may be entitled to an extra 15 hours a week of flexible free childcare entitling them to 30 hours a week for at least 38 weeks a year (1140 hours a year). Some providers will More…

Holiday Childcare

School Holidays Arranging childcare through the school holidays can be a challenge. The good news is that many activities, schemes and childminders  do open during school holidays. The change to the usual routine throws up all sorts of difficulties we don’t have to think about More…

Paying for childcare and help with childcare costs

The cost of childcare can eat up a large chunk of the family budget. Fortunately, there’s plenty of help available from the government and employers - from tax credits and tax-free childcare to free childcare. The following information provides sources of help with childcare costs. More…

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