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Early Years & Childcare

Childcare ChoicesView all services in this category

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).

The Family Information Service (FIS) offers comprehensive information for parent/carers looking for appropriate childcare, support in finding childcare for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and provide assistance with finding appropriate childcare via our brokerage service. Contact FIS 0118 9373777 (option 2)

Free Early Education and Childcare - Information on free childcare for 2 year olds (including how to check your eligibility), this includes children who receive Disability Living Allowance or have either a Statement of Special Educational Needs or and Education Health and Care Plan, free early education sessions for 3 and 4 year olds.

Under 'view all services' you will find a list of childcare providers who have completed their Local Offer, which provides parents and carers with additonal information on how that childcare setting can support a child or young person with SEND. To view all childcare settings in Reading visit - Family Information Service -Childcare

Last reviewed June 2019