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2-3 years

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". The time between 2-3 years old is often known as the…

6-12 months

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…

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. They are also communicating and developing their language skills. You can help your…

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. Below are some…

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…

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…

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…