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Parenting guide to literacy

Children begin to develop the skills they need to become confident with language from a very young age. Early literacy skills include looking at books, following a story, making marks, recognizing printed writing and singing or saying rhymes. Reading aloud to your child from an…

Pregnancy - Sandwell Keeps Talking

Community Midwife regular antenatal checks and scans I can you can booklet Bump to Baby Health Visitor Pre-natal vist at 28+ weeks New born Booktrust pack

Provider News

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

Returning to school after lockdown

School is not just a place where your children learn, grow and develop, it's also a place where they have social groups and a sense of routine. The turmoil of the Covid pandemic has turned your child's world upside down. The uncertainty of lockdowns and…

Sandwell Keeps Talking

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. In Sandwell we are working with our Early Years experts to bring together support and resources in Early Language and Communication. Find the information you need either as a parent or as…

Sandwell Keeps Talking - Professionals

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. In Sandwell we are working with our Early Years experts to bring together support and resources in Early Language and Communication. WellComm Drop In Sessions An opportunity for professionals to discuss Speech,…

Sandwell Keeps Talking -Families

Information and tools for parents and carers to use to support early language and comminication with babies and young children. Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. Pregnancy Birth to 8 weeks 9 to 12 months 18 to 23 months 24…

School Closures

Sandwell School Closures Find out about school closures during bad weather School closure updates will be posted on the Sandwell Facebook page as soon as they are announced. Sandwell Council also tweet about Sandwell school closures on Sandwell Council Twitter account. Follow @sandwellcouncil for the latest updates. School Closures…

School Term Dates

School Term dates and holidays Some academies and voluntary aided church schools may not follow this schedule. You are advised to check with these schools directly. We strongly recommend that you check exact dates with your school - especially before you book a holiday. School Term Dates…

Starting School

Your child's journey through school and college should be rewarding and successful. As parents and carers it's sometimes hard to know where to find all the information and resources you need. Having lots of information in one place makes it easier to find out about school…