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12 to 23 months -Sandwell Keeps Talking

From 12 months onwards, children start to explore and try out new things. They begin to move around the room independently and enjoy playing with toys by themselves for a short time. You can help your child to develop language by reading books and pointing…

2-3 years - Sandwell Keeps Talking

Your child will do a lot of their development at this age. They become busy little people, running, walking up stairs, using their imagination when playing and will follow simple instructions like "bath time". This is also one of the most important ages for emotional…

3-4 years - Sandwell Keeps Talking

Your child is now becoming much more independent and will want to do more things by themselves, such as putting on their coat or getting in to the car. They will also want to talk and chatter and will start asking lots of questions such…

6 to 12 months - Sandwell Keeps Talking

Leading health experts around the world agree the first 1001 days of a child’s development influence a child’s future more than any other time in their life. From 6 to 12 months, your baby will be developing quickly, babbling, gesturing and recognising some words. They…

Birth - Sandwell Keeps Talking

The first few years of a child's life are key to the development of speech, language and communication skills. Your baby will enjoy interacting with you from the moment they are born. You can help their development by facing your baby when you speak to…

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…

Education Benefits

Education Benefits Get information about Free School Meals entitlement, help with the cost of school uniforms and help with school travel costs. Many families in Sandwell could get free school meals but don't claim for them. Your child may be entitled to free school meals…

Education, Training and Work

Support and advice for parents and carers on all aspects of education and learning for you and your family.  Search for a local or national service by clicking View All Services

Going to school in Sandwell

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…

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…