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Childcare Brokerage Service

Finding the right childcare for your family is really important. Understanding what different childcare options are available, how much they charge, what their Ofsted report means, these things may feel a bit daunting, especially if you are a new parent. Sandwell Family Information Service Brokerage…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Children who have disabilities and their families are entitled to good quality, affordable, flexible childcare, just like any other child or family.  Choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, particularly if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).…

Childcare provided by relatives

Childcare provided by a relative of the child, in the child's own home does not class as qualifying childcare. This includes relatives by blood, half blood, marriage or civil partnership who are registered or approved childcare providers. For these purposes a relative means a: parent…

Childminder Briefing Sessions

Thinking about becoming a registered Childminder? Childminding is a rewarding career, and provides opportunities for developing new skills and qualifications. Booking on to Sandwell Early Years and Childcare Childminder Briefing Session is the first step towards becoming an Ofsted Registered Childminder. What is a Childminding briefing…

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…

Children and Young People Mental Health and Wellbeing

Not only do mental health problems greatly impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of a child, but they can also affect the whole family – parents, siblings, grandparents – those who most want to help and actually may not know exactly how to. It can…

Children's Centres

Children's Centres provide support to families with children and young adults 0-19 years (up to 25 years if they have special education needs or disabilities). They offer family support, early learning , information and advice on health, parenting, money and benefits, education and school readiness. …

Choosing Childcare

Finding good quality childcare can be a difficult task for parents. There are lots of things to look out for and to remember to ask when you visit a childcare setting. How do you know if your child will be happy? Will they cater for…

Coronavirus information and resources

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is having a huge impact on family life. It is important that families can access the right support throughout the crisis.  We have put together useful information on health,employment,money,relationships and mental wellbeing. There is also the latest local Coronavirus information, Government guidance…