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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…

Gang culture

There is a growing culture amongst young people to become involved in gangs for protection, a sense of identity, status, friendship, money and sex. Joining a gang will not give you more protection; it could enhance your chance of being targeted as a victim. Gang members make far…

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 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…

Home learning resources

Children don't just learn in the classroom. They are always finding new information,learning new skills,stimulating their imaginations indoors and outdoors. There are lots of free educational resources to help with home schooling and stay at home days. 

Inclusion Support

Inclusion support works across Sandwell to improve the education, learning, development and mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people (ages 0 - 25) with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable and / or have special educational needs. It is a…