Finding Childcare

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Finding Childcare

UK wide: Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children.  It provides information, advice and support. It brings families together so they can support each other. Please click here for further information.


The Family and Childcare Trust has produced a guide to childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities in England. Please click here.

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) was launched in 2011, and is funded by central government. The NNPCF is a network of local forums meeting in regional settings, working together to effect local and national service improvement through participation and co-production with parent carers. Please click here for further information.


Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for, disabled children and adults across Scotland. Please click here.


SNAP Cymru provides information, advice and support for parents, children and young people who have, or may have, special educational needs or disabilities.  It provides impartial, confidential and free advice through its helpline and specialist casework service. Please click here.

Northern Ireland:

The Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC) is a charity providing confidential, independent advice and advocacy on behalf of children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) attending schools in Northern Ireland up to the age of 19 years. Please click here.

Childcare Partnerships offer information and support to childcare providers, parents and employers. It supports parents to access quality childcare through an online childcare search facility, a guide to choosing a quality childcare service and by providing information on reducing childcare costs. Please click here.