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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…

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…

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…

SPDC Activities, Events and News

Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children (SPDC) seeks to ensure that all disabled children, young people and their families shall have access to a range of positive play and leisure opportunities enabling them to be safe, healthy and happy and that focus on enjoyment and achievement.…

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

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…

Starting school

School is not just a place where your children learn, grow and develop, it's also a place where they have social groups and a sense of routine.  Starting school may lead to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty for children. Changing from a home routine to…

Home learning resources

Children don't just learn in the classroom. They love finding new information and learning new skills. wherever they are. There are lots of free educational resources to help support children's learning outside school.  BBC Bitesize Resources, activities, videos, quizzes and lots of practical advice for parents,…

Early talkers and readers

Children begin to develop the skills they need to become confident with language from a very young age. Early literacy skills include looking at books, following a story, making marks, recognising printed writing and singing or saying rhymes. Read aloud to your child from an…