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12 to 23 months

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…

Pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy. It is a very exciting time for you and your family.  Did you know that babies start to recognise their mother’s voice during pregnancy? Help your baby to communicate before they are born. There's lot's you can do. Don't forget to…

Supporting Communication and Language in Sandwell 0-5 Years of Age

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. There is lots you can do to help support the children you work with to develop their language and communication skills. Direct your parents to the Sandwell Keeps Talking Families page for advice and…

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

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…

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…

Sandwell SEND Updates

Latest news The information on these pages has been put together to enable parents who have a child with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND) to find the information they are looking for in one place.  There is information on a wide range of subjects and…

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…

Birth

Congratulations on the birth of your baby. Becoming a new parent is often exhausting but also a magical time. Your baby is ready to learn and grow with you. Take a look at some ideas you, your family and friends can do to help your…

Education after 16

All children and young people have the right to full-time education up to the age of 16 and now must attend education, attend training or be employed from 16-18. Many young people with special educational needs and disabilities benefit enormously from these last few years,…