Guide to childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities in England

Written by Family and Childcare TrustDate 05 Jan 2018

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. This guide is designed to help you know what your rights are as a parent and will cover the details about these laws.