Articles (119)

  1. Childcare Sufficiency Report

    Local authorities are required by legislation to secure sufficient childcare, so far as is reasonably practicable, for working parents, or for training for employment, for children aged 0-14 (or up to 18 for disabled children). The local authority must report annually to elected council members…
  2. Early Years Bitesize Training

    Sandwell Early Years bitesize training for providers and practitioners.  The Sandwell Early Years Team has produced a series of "Bitesize" training materials, covering a range of important topics, that all Early Years practitioners can access at any time. Once a set of training has been…
  3. Alternative Provision

    Alternative Provision provides education for children or young people, including those who cannot attend mainstream school due to social, emotional and mental health needs and medical needs. Additionally, it makes provision for those children and young people who are at risk of or have already…
  4. Mental Health Advice and Support

    There are lots of helplines and support groups for mental health and wellbeing. Some are specific to an issue, others give general advice and support to families.  There are many types of mental health issues. Listed here are the most common ones. It is always…
  5. Childcare business support

    Find out more about managing a childcare business including marketing, paperwork and buying and choosing equipment. There are many different childcare businesses including day nurseries, pre-school playgroups and wraparound out of school provision. You may wish to start your own business but don't know where…
  6. 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…
  7. Feedback on SEND Local Offer

    Your feedback on the Local Offer is important in a number of ways. For example: It allows us to identify problems with the site (e.g. broken links) Users can point out terminology that has not been explained properly Gaps in information can be reported Please…
  8. Getting Around (inc. Holidays)

    There are various schemes in Sandwell and nationally that can help you and your child with any mobility difficulties that you may have.  Parking Car parking spaces and disabled parking spaces in Sandwell Blue badge parking scheme - allows you to use parking concessions to enable you to park closer…
  9. Diagnosis

    Coming to terms with a diagnosis of a disability or additional need can be very difficult and can often take a long time. For many parents the most stressful time is when you first receive the diagnosis or are going through the assessment process. Find…
  10. 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.…

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