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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…

Helpful resources for supporting and talking to children and young people about Coronavirus

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, children are being exposed to information and misinformation from many sources and some children may find it hard to cope.  We have put together some helpful resources for you to help you support and talk to your child/children and young…

Holiday Childcare

Arranging childcare through the school holidays can be a challenge however, many activities, schemes and childminders operate during this time. The change to the usual routine throws up all sorts of difficulties we don’t have to think about during the school year but help is at…

Learning resources and fun activities to do at home

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May Half Term

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Paying for childcare and help with childcare costs

The cost of childcare can eat up a large chunk of the family budget. Fortunately, there’s plenty of help available from the government and employers - from tax credits and tax-free childcare to free childcare. The following information provides sources of help with childcare costs.…

Working in Childcare

Do you want to build a career working with children? Are you interested in working in early years childcare, education, playwork or becoming a childminder? If the answer is yes Sandwell Early Years and Childcare Team are here to help. Whether you are thinking about…
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