Disabled parents often report to us that they struggle to find childcare which works for their family, and that once they find suitable childcare, it is very difficult to find help paying for it. As a result, we have produced this guide to help disabled parents and their children benefit from high-quality childcare.
The guide offers step by step guidance for parents wishing to get help from social services with things like childcare. It also describes what other financial support is available for disabled parents to help pay for the cost of childcare.
Additionally, the guide includes information about what your childcare options are and offers tips for choosing the best childcare to suit you and your children. It covers what legislation and organisations can help you if have difficulty finding childcare, using childcare, or working with social services.
This 16 page booklet includes easy-to-read information with photo symbols. It describes the different types of childcare and how to find it, an overview of the financial help to pay for childcare, and where to go for further information.
Read our guide which aims to set out what should be available and will take you through your childcare options. There are tips on choosing the right childcare and guidance on what support your local authority should offer you. It looks at the financial help available for childcare costs, including funding specifically for disabled children.
Childcare benefits all of us: parents, carers, employers, communities and most importantly, children. Improving local childcare services provides real advantages for everyone in the community.
Childcare comes in many forms – day nurseries, childminders, pre-schools, playgroups, nursery classes, holiday playschemes and out-of-school clubs – and there’s increasing evidence to show the benefits for everyone involved.
Read our booklet to find out about how childcare can benefit you and your children.
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Making More Great and Affordable Childcare a Reality