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Teenage Pregnancy

Being pregnant and having a baby as a teenager can be a scary, confusing and complicated. Knowing where to get help and who to turn to for support is important.  What financial help can I get? What will happen at school?   Parents also need  advice…

Leisure and Recreation

We all need time to relax and get away from the daily routine. Maybe spend family time kicking a football in the park, swimming at the leisure centre or discovering something new in the libraries and museums. Whether you are looking for a Zumba class…

Education, Training and Work

Find information on how to apply for a school place in Sandwell, school term dates and support and advice for parents and carers on all aspects of education and learning. Thinking about training or looking for a job? Get more information and advice on local…

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…

Family Support

Family life is different for all of us. What we have to deal with as a family and the challenges we face can sometimes make us feel we are on our own without support. There are organisations we can reach out to when we need…

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.  Once we are aware of information which is of interest…

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…

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.…

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a Government scheme to help with the cost of childcare. Parents can open an online childcare account which you can pay into to cover the cost of childcare with a registered provider and the government will add to the account.  

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…