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An introduction to childcare

Choosing the right childcare can appear daunting, this toolkit will outline the different options and some of the pros and cons, these are only a guideline and when making your decision on childcare, you need to think about what is best for you and your child and your budget, Your child should not be refused childcare if they have a disability.

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An introduction to financial support for childcare

There are many different childcare options available.

For information on these options, see our An Introduction to Finding Childcare” toolkit.

Childcare outside of England

We’ve created this guide to childcare outside of England with specific focus on Wales and Scotland.

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Accessing professional support

Often, a child with additional needs, regardless of their condition, may be getting support from several different agencies or professionals and parents can feel like they are being pushed from one place to another. But being informed helps when trying to access support.

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Support in early years

Before a child starts school, which becomes compulsory the term after their 5th birthday, there are lots of possible options for different childcare.  

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Time Off– Play, Leisure and Recreation

Section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (1970), the Children Act (1989) and the Disability Act (1995) means the government recognises that everyone should have good access to play and leisure facilities, and it is the duty of the Local Authority to provide access for everyone.

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