Childcare for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Using childcare

Using childcare can bring many benefits for children including their development, learning and play. For you as a parent using good quality childcare means you can work, train, or just have a break.

Mums, dads and carers of disabled children have told us they want more information and advice to help them understand their childcare options. When it comes to childcare for a disabled child, a lot of the considerations are the same as for any other child. However there are a few extra things to think about, such as training or a child's medical needs. This short guide will take you through all of the key things you need to know about arranging childcare for a disabled child.

If you have any questions about this guide or would like any further information then please contact Local Area Teams Information Service (formerly York FIS).

 

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Every Disabled Child Matters have also created a legal guide how to access free childcare for two to four year olds.

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Top tips for arranging childcare and how to choose good quality childcare

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What does a childcare provider do to support disabled children and how do they work together with you and your family?

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Read how two families accessed childcare for their children at two different settings.

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A quick guide to finding, arranging and paying for childcare for a disabled child.

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Childcare can be expensive but there are different ways you may be able to reduce your bill.

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Reduce your childcare bill There are lots of different ways of reducing the cost of childcare but it can be confusing to know where you stand.

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York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400

fis@york.gov.uk

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