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Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds - 30 hours (Extended Entitlement)

Working parents with 3 and 4 year old children may be entitled to an extra 15 hours a week of flexible free childcare giving them 30 hours childcare a week for at least 38 weeks a year (1140 hours a year).  Free childcare is an…

Help paying for your childcare

You can get help with paying for childcare if it's provided by an Ofsted Registered provider. To find out what options are available to you the best place to start is Childcare Choices  Use the Childcare Calculator to work out what help you can get with…

Holiday Activities and Food

Sandwell Council support for children entitled to free school meals during school holidays 2021. Holiday clubs taking part in the Holiday Activities and Food programme will provide a healthy meal and a range of play activities for school aged children during Easter, Summer, and October Half Term…

Holiday Childcare

Finding suitable, affordable childcare during school holidays can be a challenge. Many  playschemes and childminders are open, and there are usually lots of activities to keep the kids busy. Choosing the right option for your family can take time. It may be that you have…

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.  Parents may also feel they need support to…

Provider News

Information, resources and regular news updates for childcare providers in Sandwell

Thinking about becoming a childminder?

As a registered Childminder you will look after one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of two hours a day, in your own home, for payment. You will work to various legal requirements, and be inspected by Ofsted to…

Working with Children

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…