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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.…

Debt Advice and Money Saving

Advice on dealing with debt as well as advice and information on how to make your money stretch futher, how to make savings and how to cope with the rising costs of everyday living: BetterOff Sandwell Keep on top of your budget, search for jobs…

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…

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

All 3 and 4 year old children can access up 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 their free childcare from the term after their third birthday.…
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