Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child's development, allowing them to become independent, to mix with other children and to learn new things. But choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, particularly if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).
There are laws to protect children from discrimination and improve support and access to services, play opportunities, education and information. Our guide is designed to help you know what your rights are as a parent and will cover the details about these laws.
Coram Family & Childcare's guide to childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities in England aims to set out what childcare and early support should be available locally in England. This includes information on:-
- Support from birth
- What the law says
- Looking for childcare
- Choosing childcare
- Support in early years
- Education, Health & Care (EHC) assessments & plans
- Personal budgets
- Complaints & appeals
- Financial support for childen with SEND
- Useful contacts