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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).…

Childcare provided by relatives

Childcare provided by a relative of the child, in the child's own home does not class as qualifying childcare. This includes relatives by blood, half blood, marriage or civil partnership who are registered or approved childcare providers. For these purposes a relative means a: parent…

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…

Choosing Childcare

Finding good quality childcare can be a difficult task for parents. There are lots of things to look out for and to remember to ask when you visit a childcare setting. How do you know if your child will be happy? Will they cater for…

Coronavirus information and resources

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is having a huge impact on family life. It is important that families can access the right support throughout the crisis.  We have put together useful information on health,employment,money,relationships and mental wellbeing. There is also the latest local Coronavirus information, Government guidance…

Coronavirus information and resources

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is having a huge impact on family life. It is important that families can access the right support throughout the crisis.  We have put together useful information on health,employment,money,relationships and mental wellbeing. There is also the latest local Coronavirus information, Government guidance…

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…