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Early Years and Childcare for Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

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, learning new things and skills which benefit them for years to come.

But choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, particularly if your child has a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND). 

There are laws, such as the equality ACT 2010, to protect children and families with SEND from discrimination. The new Children and Families Act 2014 aims to improve support and access to services play opportunities, education and information for children with SEND.

This page Aims to set out what childcare and early support should be available in Stockport.  It will take you through the childcare options, offering tips on choosing the right childcare and guidance on what support and services are available.