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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…

Apprenticeships and employment

If you have special educational needs or a disability and are looking for work, there are lots of places you can find help Training and extra help finding work If you feel you may need a bit of extra support in a workplace or help…

Bullying

If you think someone is bullying you or you are worried or frightened, tell someone you trust exactly what is happening or contact the National Bullying Helpline.  Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets. Help and…

The Care Act 2014

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

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

What is CSE? Child sexual exploitation (CSE) happens when a young person is encouraged – or forced – to take part in sexual activity. It might be in exchange for presents, money, alcohol or simply emotional attention. People who commit child sexual exploitation often ‘groom’ their…

Childcare and Early Learning

High quality childcare can give your child a better start in life. It can also give you the freedom to return to work or education or simply to take a break from your everyday routine, safe in the knowledge that your child is in good…

Childcare Brokerage Service

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 a Childcare Brokerage service to support…

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).…

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…