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Important information for parents during COVID-19 lockdown

Parents please read !!

Due to the COVID-19 virus, parents looking for childcare should be aware of the following information:

  • Childcare settings should now only supply childcare to parents who are classed are critical workers and vulnerable children as defined by government guidelines
  • If it is at all possible for children to stay safely at home, they must, to limit the chance of the virus spreading
  • If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.

If you are a critical worker and need urgent childcare please contact our team at:

Additional points to note:

  • Some childcare settings on this website may have taken the decision to temporarily close and might not be contactable.
  • Information on self isolation and COVID-19 can be found at:
  • If you are looking for advice, guidance or help, or want to help others, please visit Staffordshire County Council's main website

Support for families for all ages

Parent support groups

Parent support groups are often set up and run by parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities.  Some professionals and voluntary organisations may also run groups.   Parent support groups can be a great way to meet other parents for emotional or practical support.  Search our directory below for local parent support groups who have registered with us. 


Are you a grandparent of a child with a special need or disability?  Did you know there is support group especially for you?

National and charitable organisations

Can also be a great source of support and information to families. 

Take a look at our directory below of charities and national support organisations

Sibling support

Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings.

Carers and young carers

Carers Hub

One stop shop for support, advice, information, and training in the Stoke or Staffordshire region for carers and young carers.

North Staffs Carers Association

Offering information, training & ongoing emotional support to informal carers of all ages.

Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS)

CASS is a registered charity which provides confidential advice, information and emotional support and a range of other services to Carers living across Staffordshire and the West Midlands. 


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