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Pregnancy and Babies

Pregnancy and having a baby is a time when you need lots of support and advice. Getting the right information will help you to give your baby the best start in life. Find everything you need to know about pregnancy and caring for a new…

Family Support

Family life is full of rewards and challenges. Finding the right support at the right time is important. Family Support has a range of information and advice services for parents and carers. Search for a local or national service by clicking View All Services  …

Early Years and Childcare

It is important that children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families have access to services as early as possible. At the Early Years stage identification is usually through a health agency (e.g. health visitor or paediatrician). Once identified, and with the…

Asylum, Refugees and Resettlement Scheme

Information, advice and support to help newly arrived families settle and feel welcomed in Sandwell. Newly arrived families, asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants should feel safe, respected and understood.  Families need support with accommodation, education, childcare, family support, health, benefits and employment. There is lots…

Help paying for your childcare

You can get help with paying for childcare if it's provided by an Ofsted Registered provider. To find out what options are available to you the best place to start is Childcare Choices  Use the Childcare Calculator to work out what help you can get with…

Feelings, emotions and mental wellbeing

Not only do mental health problems greatly impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of a child, but they can also affect the whole family – parents, siblings, grandparents – those who most want to help and actually may not know exactly how to. It can…

Learning through play

Your child’s brain will grow better if you play with them. Connections in their brain make links that will help them understand communication and feelings. Play counting games, sing action songs or pull a face at your baby. Your baby will copy these actions, helping…

Sandwell Keeps Talking - Families

Information and tools for parents and carers to use to support early language and communication with babies and young children.  Pregnancy Birth 6-12 months 12-23 months 2-3 years 3-4 years

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…

Kids online and their digital safety

Kids are spending more and more time online, so as parents you need advice to help keep them safe. You may feel out of touch with Snapchat and Instagram. Do you know who they are chatting to online, what they are uploading, who they are…