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Holiday Childcare

Finding suitable, affordable childcare during school holidays can be a challenge. Many  playschemes and childminders are open, and there are usually lots of activities to keep the kids busy. Choosing the right option for your family can take time. It may be that you have…

Short breaks for parents and carers of disabled children

Sandwell Short Breaks Offer is a list of specially commissioned short breaks for children and young people with a disability or SEN. If you have a social worker from the Children with Disabilities team, talk to them about short breaks. Short Breaks eligibility for more information…

Early Help and Care

Some families of children and young people with SEND will require additional help and support and may need help with accessing community activities whether these are universal or specialist. What is important is that this help is effective and that it can be accessed early…

Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood means moving on from being a child to becoming an adult. The principles and processes of effective preparation for adulthood Early planning at the point which is right for the young person, but as early as possible between the ages 0-25. Holistic…

Provider News

Information, resources and regular news updates for childcare providers in Sandwell.

Early Years Support

Sandwell Early Years information, advice and support. Find information on EYFS Framework, Ofsted regulations, DfE guidance, marketing, social media and business support. Get the latest guidance and stay up to date with changes to regulations. Check out the information and resources, statistical data and early…

Health

Healthy living is for everyone. We can all make small changes that will improve our physical and mental health and can reduce the risk of long-term health conditions by making healthier choices. The Change4Life website provides a wide range of advice and aims to ensure…

Children's Centres

Children's Centres provide support to families with children and young adults 0-19 years (up to 25 years if they have special education needs or disabilities). The aims of the service are: The early identification and support of children with additional needs To provide information and…

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…