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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.…

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…

Free childcare places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Free Childcare for 2 year olds Find out if your 2 year old is eligible to receive 15 hours of free childcare/early learning per week, 38 weeks per year. Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds - 15 hours (universal entitlement) All 3 and 4 year…

Going to university

Higher education is an opportunity to study a subject to a higher level, such as a bachelor's degree or foundation degree. If you are a student with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) you are not covered by the same law that covers colleges but…

Health

Healthy living is for everyone. We can all make small changes that will improve our physical and mental health and can reduce the risk of long-term health conditions by making healthier choices. The Change4Life website provides a wide range of advice and aims to ensure…

Help Finding Childcare (Childcare Brokerage Service)

Do you need help accessing childcare? As a parents/carer you may sometimes have difficulty in finding the childcare option which is right for you.  If you are having trouble finding a service to meet your needs the Sandwell Family Information Service is able to offer…

Help with energy bills and switching energy supplier

Citizens Advice Information about the benefits, grants and help offered by the government and energy suppliers. Uswitch  uSwitch is an free online and telephone comparison and switching service that helps you to compare prices on a range of products and services such as gas and…

Help with your household bills

Find here lots of information on saving money on your household bills.   You can also find out here if there are any grants and benefits available to you. Help with household bills Money Advice Service The Money Advice Service have pulled together a list of dedicated…

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…