Finding suitable childcare for a child with additional needs can be a real headache. Even though there is a duty on local authorities to provide high-quality, affordable childcare for ALL children, many parents of disabled children struggle to go back to work because they cannot find suitable childcare.

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Childcare funding explains who can get free childcare, and what additional funding is available to help include children with disabilities.

Links and downloads

  • Sheffield City Council: Guide to Childcare Services (July 2012): Developed in consultation with the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum, this guide provides an overview of childcare options for children with disabilities or additional needs. Some of the contact details are out of date now, but we’ve included it here because a lot of the information is still useful.