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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…

Money, Welfare and Benefits

Worried about paying the bills and feeding your family? Find out what benefits you could be entitled to, what you can do about gas and electric bills, rent arrears, paying for school meals and travel, paying loans and credit card debt. Talk to a service…

Childcare provided by relatives

Childcare provided by a relative of the child, in the child's own home does not class as qualifying childcare. This includes relatives by blood, half blood, marriage or civil partnership who are registered or approved childcare providers. For these purposes a relative means a: parent…

Childcare Brokerage Service

Finding the right childcare for your family is really important. Getting to know about the different childcare options for your child, how much childcare providers charge, what their Ofsted report means, these things may feel a bit daunting, especially if you are a new parent.…

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…

Training and Work

Looking for a job or a qualification? The right skills and the right qualifications will give you the best chance of getting your dream job. There is lots of advice and support available to help you find the right employment or training. Find all the…

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 Talking Tips

Use Sandwell Talking Tips as part of what you do every day with your child. Early Years Practitioners should familiarise themselves with Sandwell Talking Tips and embed these tips in to their Early Years development planning. Face-to-face chat and play is a great way for…

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…