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Apply for 30 hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Apply here You will now see an explanation of the application process. Below this paragraph you should see a green button that says “Start Now” You will be asked to sign in or set up a Government Gateway Account if you don't already have one. You will…

Apply for a 2 year old free childcare place

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…

The Care Act 2014

This Advice and Guidance is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how if effects you.

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…

Childminders that offer Out of School Care

Registered Childminders are self-employed childcare professionals who work in their own homes caring for smaller numbers of children. Not only do Childminders offer full time and part time care they also offer before and after school care and school holiday care. Childminders can drop off…

Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Educational Needs Register

Under the 1989 Children Act, the council has a duty to keep a Register of Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Needs whose home address is in the borough of Sandwell. The register is parent led - it is your choice whether or not to…

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.…

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice and Support for families

During these challenging times the Sandwell Family Information Service are here to assist and support families. We are pulling together resources, information and guidance which we will keep updated on a regular basis. Childcare advice and information Educational and fun activity resources for families at…

COVID-19 Finance and Benefits advice and information

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, here are links to places where you can find financial advice, information and updates. Some services may not be open or have reduced capacity.  Specific advice/services relating to COVID-19 Free School Meal Plans (GOV.UK) Plans set out to support pupils…

COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Advice and Support

We are all feeling the effects of the COVID-19 otherwise known as Coronavirus that is currently causing widespread disruption.  We have pulled together a list of Health and Wellbeing services and organisations that are available to support you and your family through this period. NHS…
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