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Childminding and Child Development

There are many childcare options available. Some may even be free if you are eligible Your child can benefit from being in a childcare setting, whether it's a childminder, day nursery, preschool playgroup or before and after school club.  Take a look at some of the…

Sandwell Local Offer

For children, young people and families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Educational Needs Register

Under the 1989 Children Act, Sandwell Council has a duty to keep a Register of Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Needs whose home address is in the borough of Sandwell. This is a voluntary register for children and young people, from birth to 25…

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.  Finding the right childcare is important when your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND). There are laws to protect children from…

What is the Local Offer?

Our vision for children and young people in Sandwell with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is that they will be able to achieve their aspiration for a healthy ordinary life through meaningful employment and fulfilling relationships within the community of their choosing.To help with…

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…

Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds - 15 hours (Universal Entitlement)

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to a maximum of 570 hours of free childcare a year (15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year). Children can start with an approved provider the term after the child's 3rd birthday. Free childcare…

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…

Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark

The Sandwell Well-being charter is a school's opportunity to commit to improving the mental health and well-being of everyone connected with the school.  The Charter Mark consists of three elements The Charter Mark School Audit The Healthy Mind, Happy Me Curriculum The Pupil Well-being Survey…

Early Years Pupil Premium

If your child is 3 or 4 years old and receiving the universal 15 hours free childcare in Sandwell, your childcare provider may be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). The Early Years Pupil Premium is extra funding paid to your registered childcare provider…