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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…

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…

The Care Act 2014

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

Childcare and Early Learning

Childcare providers can now open but this does depend on government advice and arrangements at individual childcare providers. Sandwell Childcare providers are following guidance from the Department for Education and Sandwell Council. Plans are being made to reduce the risk of infection in childcare settings…

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…

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).  

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.…